Navy sends divers, sailors to Bihar

August 31st, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian Navy has sent a team of 60 sailors, including 40 divers and two officers, to Bihar to undertake relief work in the flood-ravaged areas, it was announced Sunday.The team from the Western Naval Command left by a special flight Saturday night carrying diving equipment, 15 boats with powerful engines, life-saving equipment, first aid kits as well as tents.

The navy said that the 40 divers were specialists in flood water rescue. The life-saving equipment generally utilized by the navy to rescue people at sea have also been sent to Bihar.

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