IAF rescues two stranded villagers in Srinagar

July 30th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, July 30 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel rescued two villagers, who were caught in a recent flash flood in the Shulur village here.

The duo Hussain and Mohammad Ashraf, had gone to collect wood from nearby island, but were stuck when the knee-deep waters from surrounding stream rose.

A Cheetah helicopter was immediately pressed into service to rescue the stranded villagers following a requisition by the district administration for relief support.

The flash floods have become a common phenomena in Jammu and Kashmir due to incessant rains in the region. (ANI)

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