Orissa flood: Jawan drowns after saving 60 people

Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 22:41

Bhubaneswar: A jawan and his colleagues
were successful in rescuing 60 people from the roof top of a
house in flood-hit Orissa, but while returning he fell off the
relief boat and drowned, official sources said here on Sunday.

Aswini Kanungo (28), member of a rescue team of the
Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force, had gone to Mathura
village of Jajpur district to rescue marooned people and
helped 60 people including women and children to come down
from a roof top to their relief boat on Friday.

While returning, Kanungo fell off the boat and despite
being a trained swimmer remained missing for the past two
days. His body was recovered today, sources said.

Married only three months ago, Kanungo`s wife would
get Rs 9.5 lakh and a government job, Minister for Revenue and
Disaster Management S N Patra said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 22:41
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