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This Is How the Indian Army Saved a Pregnant Woman and 8 Others at 10,000 Feet!

Displaying its human side again, the Indian Army went beyond its call of duty to rescue nine people, including a pregnant woman, who had been stranded in an ambulance at Nastachung Pass in Kupwara District of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a post published on Facebook, the army detailed that the ambulance got stuck due to a landslide at 7.30 pm. In it were 15-year-old Madsoor Ahmed, who was being moved after undergoing surgery for a stomach ailment, and Waheed Mir Age, a 24-year-old woman being treated for anaemia in her advanced stage in pregnancy, among others.

Since the ambulance could not move because there were landslides on either side where it got stranded, the army showed up to help. The Army Rescue Team was able to reach the ambulance to not only evacuate those stuck but also administered medical attention to the patients.


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Pictures published on the social media platform show members of the armed forces wading through thick snow in the dark while carrying out the rescue efforts at an altitude of 10,000 feet!

Photo source: Facebook 

People from across the country have taken to the comments section of the post to laud the army for a job well done while expressing their gratitude.

ARMY EVACUATES AMBULANCE STRANDED AT NASTACHUNG PASS

An ambulance carrying nine people including two patients: a…

Posted by Northern Command – Indian Army on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Read the full post here:

ARMY EVACUATES AMBULANCE STRANDED AT NASTACHUNG PASS
An ambulance carrying nine people including two patients: a pregnant lady and a 15 year old boy under post operative recovery were stranded at Nastachung Pass in Kupwara District of Jammu and Kashmir due to landslide at about 7:30 PM on Tuesday.
15 year old Madsoor Ahmed s/o Maksoor Ahmed, resident of village Parada was being moved from Tangdhar to Chowkibal after undergoing surgery for a stomach ailment along with Waheed Mir Age, a 24 year old women from Tangdhar being treated for anemia in her advance stage of pregnancy, when they got stranded at Nastachung Pass in Tangdhar Tehsil with seven others in an ambulance. The ambulance could not move to Chowkibal or return to Tangdhar because of landslides on either side. The dropping temperatures at an altitude of 10,000 feet was affecting the patients severely and could have been fatal for the anemic patient, had it not been for the swift reaction by the Army Rescue Team. The team not only cleared the way for the Ambulance to return to Tangdhar but also provided medical relief and care to the patients.

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