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NDRF personnel save four from drowning

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The personnel of the National Disaster Response Force today saved four persons from drowing in the Ganga here during Kartik Purnima.

Officiating Commandant of 9TH Battalion of NDRF Ravi Kant said in a statement here that a 35-year-old devotee Ramesh Kumar was rescued from deep in the river at Kila ghat in district by constable Sudhir Kumar.

In an another incident, a 14-year-old boy Rajeev Kumar was rescued by constable Kanhee Singh at crowded Chimani Gha, Kant said. Similarly, two sisters were rescued at Gandhi ghat by the NDRF team, the Officiating commandant said.

In an another chilling incident, an alert NDRF personnel traced a four-year-old boy who had gone missing among milling crowd on the bank of the Ganga at Gai ghat in district and handed him over to his mother.

Equipped with deep diving set on inflatable motor boat NDRF personnel patrolled the entire strech of the river in on the occasion of Kartik Purnima.

The Bihta-based NDRF team had also established medical camp at Gandhi ghat for devotees.

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First Published: Mon, November 14 2016. 18:07 IST