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IAF deployed to rescue students trapped in forest fire in TN

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The was pressed into service today to rescue college students caught in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu's district, said.

Sitharaman said she has asked the Command to coordinate the search and rescue operation and evacuate those trapped in the fire.

"The @IAF_MCC are working with local authorities in distt, to evacuate all trapped in the forest fire in Smt @nsitharaman has spoken to of Distt & Command to co-ordinate a quick & effective Search & Rescue effort," a tweet on the official handle of the said.

Around 20 college students are trapped in the forest fire near

The said that IAF has been pressed into service following a request from K Palaniswami.

Sitharaman was approached by K Palaniswami for help after the students were trapped in the forest fire.

The is in touch with the of Theni, she said.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 21:50 IST