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Deoghar ropeway tragedy: Rescue operation begins on day 3, 6 more people evacuated

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Rescue work has resumed on the third day of the ropeway accident in Deoghar, Jharkhand. The rescue operation for the third day began at 5 am on Tuesday with the help of Army ITBP, NDRF and local police. 3 helicopters have been deployed in this operation. The entire operation is being monitored by Mi-17 helicopters of the Army. It is said that at present there are 4 trolleys on which 15 people are trapped. Six of them were safely evacuated by Army helicopters.

An army jawan was also among those trapped, who boarded the trolley and sent a man to the helicopter with the help of a rope. After which the operation was postponed due to darkness. One person is reported to be trapped in two trolleys. Efforts are being made to remove them on priority basis. Rescue work was hampered on Tuesday morning due to bad weather. But gradually the fog of the mountains dissipated. It is told that there are also trapped children. Trying to get the kids out first. Meanwhile, efforts are being made to bring food and water to the people trapped in the trolley by drone. The trolleys are said to be hanging in the air about 500 meters above the ground floor.

Ropes are being sent by drone to attendees, hanging them in an effort to deliver water and food packets.

Meanwhile, a large number of police have been deployed on Mount Trikoot as the crowd is gradually increasing there. The presence of a large number of civilians may hamper the rescue operations. More accidents are likely to happen in hilly areas. Common people have stopped going to the mountains to see it. Meanwhile, 4 people including 2 children have been safely evacuated till 7.25 am. At the same time, the number of people trapped in it has come down from 15 to 9. Army personnel trapped in the trolley were also rescued.

Several officials of the district administration are monitoring the rescue operation along with Jharkhand’s Tourism Secretary and Deoghar’s DC SP.

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