Arunachal: Air Force rescues 19 people stranded on island in Siang River

The Indian Air Force on Friday evacuated at least 19 people including 12 adults and 7 children stranded on an island of the Siang river.



The Indian Air Force on Friday evacuated at least 19 people stranded on an island of the Siang river which was swelling at an alarming rate in Arunachal Pradesh following the continuous discharge of water from the dams in China into Tsangpo river.

The stranded 19 people ( 12 adults and 7 children )  at Jampani grazing area near Sika Tode /Sika Bamin village under  Sille-Oyan Circle in East Siang District which was flooded bythe Siang River.

The whole rescue operation  was a  joint effort of the East Siang Civil Police team under the Supervision of East Siang SP, Prashant Gautam with the support of Army Personnel of 307 Medium Regiment Sigar Military Unit,  and the locals under the direct Monitoring and close coordination of East Siang ,Deputy Commissioner, Tamiyo Tatak.

One Local Public  Tageng Nyitan of Bamin Village, deputed by MLA 37 Pasighat West AC, Tatung Jamoh, under whose constituency the rescue operation was carried out, accompanied in the IAF ,MI-17 Helicopter in the morning.

The successful Mission carried out by the IAF and other stakeholders was appreciated by the local MLA, 37 Pasighat West A C, Tatung Jamoh  and   Lok Sabha MP East Parliamentary, Ninong Ering also appreciated the successful operation.

DC,Tamiyo Tatak, has congratulated the rescue team for the quick response and extended his thankfulness to the Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Local MLA  Tatung Jamoh , Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering ,Senior Officers of Civil Secretariat, Senior Officers from Directorate of Disaster Management and Civil Aviation and other Stakeholders , and also the elected Leaders of the district who supported and encouraged the rescue Mission for saving precious human lives.


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