After an avalanche struck Betalik, near Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir on April 6, several low lying areas in the Valley witnessed heavy rainfall and flood-like situation.
The Army and civilian forces joined hands to provide succor to residents of areas like Isthil, Chehlan and Kokernag.
In one such incident, a pregnant woman in labor was rescued from an ambulance stuck on the Bandipore-Srinagar Highway that was flooded and filled with snow.
SERIES OF EVENTS:
- The 6th Apr troops of SK Bala noticed an ambulance with sirens blazing stuck in Bandipore Srinagar Highway.
- On learning that the woman needed urgent medical assistance, troops pushed the stuck ambulance for more than 500 meters and put it on an alternate route.
- The woman's husband Abdul Aahad Khan later in the day called the company commander of 6th Apr, SK Bala to inform him that he has been blessed with a healthy baby boy.
In a separate incident, security personnel today rescued people stranded at one side of a bridge in Isthil that got washed away due to heavy rains.
Another team was able to rescue lives of six people stuck in a car that fell into the Breng Nala.