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Indian troops are both victims and saviours

world Updated: Jan 19, 2010 01:28 IST

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Indian army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Pronob K. Roy, and 150 members of the Indian UN contingent in quake-ravaged Haiti have been working without sleep straight for a week, escorting relief teams, providing medical treatment and providing support to the United Nations.

There are also 51 Indians working with Trigyn Technologies Ltd, a Mumbai-based company that provides IT support for UN missions.

For Roy his survival is a miracle — three times over.

“I was supposed to be in the UN headquarters building, but due to my presence in another conference I was lucky the first time,” Roy said.

The next miracle was when he survived the actual quake in the office, with computer, air-conditioner and almirahs falling around him. He returned after the quake into the office to see if he could salvage any stuff. “Bang came the first aftershock in 15 minutes and this time the windows cracked on my back and still I managed to survive,” he recounted.