Anupam Shrivastav, Commandant, 5th Batallion NDRF, said his personnel engaged in the operations had to take tetanus vaccines due to the presence of large quantity of rusted metal in the building’s remains.
Mumbai building collapse: As rescue operations entered the second day on Friday, 46 people were rescued, while more are feared to be trapped under the debris.
Each NDRF team includes 47 rescue and relief workers. These include teams that have been pre-positioned at 75 locations. Assam has 7 teams while Bihar has 10 teams.
Nitish Kumar said, “There will be relief camps and food camps. I have also called a meeting now so that I tell them what is to be done next. NDRF, SDRF deployed in Sitamarhi, Madhubani and Champaran. Additional teams and Army columns will be deployed too.”
The gurudwara, where some construction work was going on, had collapsed on Monday evening. Among those who died in the incident included three labourers and a priest. Nine persons were injured in the incident.
Pune district, in general, and Pune city, in particular, are among the areas prone to floods and landslides due to presence of several rivers, and the never-ending human activities leading to local geographical changes.
NDRF officials said that such exercises will also be conducted in future at Mumbai airport and at Pune International Airport after threat assessment.
The NRSC has also agreed to impart training to NDRF personnel in remote sensing applications and utilisation of geo-spatial tools for disaster management.
The operation appeared to have reached its final phase on Saturday, with the district administration saying the drilling was complete, and the “countdown” to reaching the workers had begun.
Meanwhile, a site has also been identified to establish a permanent base for the NDRF in Mumbai.
Seven pilgrims, all from Rogla village in Punjab’s Sangrur district, died while 11 are injured.
The NDRF teams, with 57 rubber boats, have been deployed at various flood-affected parts of the state.
NDRF, BSF and SRP teams deployed for rescue operations.
It was NDRF personnel who had taken out bodies buried under debris.
Up to 83 personnel of the NDRF took part in rescue efforts at the site where a five-storey building caved in, killing five persons. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, Commandant, NDRF, spoke to The Indian Express.