The rescue operation evacuating tourists trapped in cable cars in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district has come to an end, after 46 hours. As many as 47 persons who were trapped on a ropeway have been rescued
The rescue operation evacuating tourists trapped in cable cars in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district has come to an end, after 46 hours. As many as 47 persons who were trapped on a ropeway at Trikut Hills have been rescued.
Two tourists fell to their deaths from helicopters during botched rescue attempts on Monday and Tuesday, media reports said. Overall, three persons, including two women, died in the accident.
1. One of the two women fell off a helicopter while the rescue operation was being carried out, and was declared dead at the hospital.
The woman has been identified as 60-year-old Shobha Devi, Deoghar Civil Surgeon C K Shahi said.
“Of the remaining 15 people trapped in cable cars, 14 have been rescued while a woman fell off the chopper during the course of rescue operation,” Additional Director General of Police R K Mallick was quoted as saying in a report by news agency PTI.
3. Mallick said that the evacuated people have been sent to the hospital, and will be examined there.
4. The IAF carried out a rescue operation of stranded passengers on the Trikut Hills ropeway in Deoghar on April 11 and April 12. During the activity, IAF Mi-17V5 and ALH Mk III helicopters flew 28 sorties for 26 hours, the IAF said in an update on Twitter Tuesday.
#IAF carried out rescue of stranded passengers on the Trikut Hills ropeway in Deoghar district of Jharkhand on 11 & 12 Apr 22. #IAF Mi-17V5 & ALH Mk III heptrs flew 28 sorties & 26 hrs during this activity.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) April 12, 2022