In yet another incident that shows the courage and determination of the Indian Armed Forces, soldiers from the Assam Rifles regiment of the Indian Army successfully pulled out an elderly woman stuck under debris for almost two days!
The incident took place in Pithoragarh district, which received the worst of the Uttarakhand cloudburst.
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“The lady was stuck in the debris of her home in Bastadi village in Pithoragarh. After a long rescue operation, Army Jawans pulled her out alive safely. She was taken to the hospital for treatment,” District Management Officer RS Rana said to Times of India.
The incident was also captured on video and posted on the Army’s Facebook page. It went viral within hours, receiving more than 213,000 views by late Sunday evening. It shows a group of jawans locating the woman and pulling her out safely, amidst loud cheers by several onlookers.
Uttarakhand Cloudburst update. #IndianArmy rescues elderly lady from under a collapsed house.
Posted by ADGPI – Indian Army on Saturday, July 2, 2016
NDRF, along with the Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police are conducting rescue operations across the state. Officials recorded more than 100 mm of rain in less than two days, leading to widespread floods across Uttarakhand.
Several regions, including seven hill-districts in Garhwal and Kumaon, have been put on alert.