Eight marooned Vaishno Devi pilgrims rescued

Last Updated: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 21:38

Jammu: Eight Vaishno Devi pilgrims, who
got stuck near a temple due to flash flood in rain-swollen
river Tawi, were rescued by an IAF helicopter here Saturday
evening.

The pilgrims, all hailing from Kanpur, were taking bath
in the river when the flash flood occurred, police said.

When a rescue team, including divers, failed to rescue
them, authorities sought the help of the Air Force.

The IAF chopper rescued the marooned pilgrims, which
included two women and four children, at around 17:25 hours,
the police said.

The pilgrims, members of two families, had come to the
city after paying obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Vaishno
Devi.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 21:38

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