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Army helps pregnant woman stuck in heavy snowfall in J-K's

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A pregnant woman stuck in heavy snowfall safely delivered twins, thanks to the Indian which came to her aid in the nick of time and shifted her to hospital in north Kashmir's district.

On Friday, the company of Panar received a call from a villager seeking help for evacuating his pregnant wife to hospital, officials said Sunday.

The weather conditions were precarious as it was snowing heavily and the temperature was minus seven they said.

The snow had covered the roads, making it impossible for vehicular movement. Nevertheless, the lady needed to get to a hospital, they added.

The men of the Rashtriya Rifles braved heavy snow and zero road accessibility, reached the residence of the lady in no time and carried her on a stretcher for two and a half kilometers on foot in waist-deep snow, they said.

She was then taken to the district hospital, Bandipore, in an ambulance, the officials said.

Understanding the need for timely coordination with every minute that counts, the Army had already tied up with civil authorities and arranged for doctors at the hospital, they said.

After a check up, it was conveyed that the lady was pregnant with twins and required a caesarean for which she was further rushed to Srinagar hospital, they added.

According to the officials, the woman safely delivered baby girls the same night.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 18:35 IST