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IAF drops food and relief material in rain-affected areas of Himachal

Sep 27, 2018 10:56 IST
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An Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper dropped food packets, relief material in rain affected areas of Manali. Around 300 people have been rescued from Lahaul-Spiti region. IAF choppers have been deployed to airlift stranded people. Around 600 roads in the hill state have been opened with the efforts of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Border Road Organisation (BRO). On Wednesday, 24 people, including five foreigners, were airlifted by Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters from various locations, others were evacuated through the Rohtang Tunnel by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel in the rescue operation that resumed at 7 am and continued till dusk. The foreign tourists from Denmark and Norway, and nine from Kolkata, were airlifted from 16,020-feet-high Baralachal La pass.