Rescue job in full swing, IAF pitches in with choppers

  • B Vijay Murty, Hindustan Times, Jhargram
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  • Updated: May 29, 2010 12:14 IST

Helicopters of the BSF and Air Force have been pressed into operation to rescue the survivors in Friday’s train tragedy in Jhargram.

The injured are being flown to nearby hospitals in Kharagpur.

West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta, who visited the accident site with a 22-member police team adept at splitting mangled bogies, said the next of kin of the deceased will get Rs 3 lakh each if the attack was proved to be a Maoist one.

“The injured will get free treatment,” he said.

Survivors were being taken out of the mangled bogies till late Friday afternoon.

District Magistrate Narayan Nigam and CRPF Director General of Police Vikram Srivastava said members of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were involved in getting out the survivors.

 

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