28 BSF men trapped in Samba floods airlifted

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2015 16:33 IST

The Indian Air Force on Friday rescued 28 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel trapped in flash floods on out posts along the border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir and airlifted them to safety.

Twenty-eight BSF personnel were trapped in border out posts due to flash floods in the Basantar river. The floods were triggered by heavy rain in the Ramgarh sector of Samba district, a defence spokesman said.

On the request of the BSF IG, the IAF pressed into service a chopper and 28 BSF personnel were rescued in several sorties, he said, adding arms and ammunition were also brought out to safety during the operations.

Due to heavy rain in the Jammu region, the Taranah, Devik and Ujah rivers are in spate in the Samba-Kathua sector and have inundated several low lying areas, particularly the border belt.

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