IAF's relief operations continues in HP, Bhutan, Bihar, Assam

Last Updated: Sunday, August 6, 2000 - 00:00

“While four MI-17 helicopter undertook 27 sorties from
Chandigarh and Shimla covering a total of 57 hours flying
time, two Chetak and one cheetah helicopters were also engaged in relief operation in Bhutan,” he said.

“Besides, the IAF had been also continuing relief and
rescue operations in flood affected Bihar and Assam,” he said.

The Bhutanese government had made a special request for help from IAF for airlifting flood-hit people in that country.
“Till Saturday three people were evacuated and two tonnes of essential commodities were dropped in various places in Bhutan,” he said.

While 133 people were airlifted in Assam, 10 people
rescued from Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi districts of Bihar
where IAF dropped 16 tonnes of food stuff, medicines and other essential commodities, the spokesman said adding the relief and rescue operation in Himachal, Assam, Bihar and Bhutan was still continuing.

Report : Zeenext Bureau



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