The SDRF recovered two bodies from Rngain Landslide Incident that take place recently

Shillong, April 28:  The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on Sunday recovered the body of the last victim of the Landslide tragedy at Ryngngain in East Khasi Hills District. The body identified as that of late Shri Krejunlang Khongjirem was trapped under a rubble of rocks and soil following the landslip incident which occurred last Friday.

The SDRF were pressed into action following a call from District police on Friday evening about the landslip incident at Ryngngain. On reaching the spot they were informed that nine occupants who were sitting on the passenger vehicle had sustained minor injuries and were taken to Pynursla PHC.

However, another vehicle with 2 (two) occupants inside was knocked down off the road and had fallen into a deep gorge. SDRF personnel were first able to recover the body of late Shri Seiborlang Jaktung, the driver of the vehicle, in the afternoon of 15 April 2023 and with the help of local villagers they were able to bring back the body at around 2100 Hrs approximately and handed over the body to the police.

Two teams of SDRF personnel was deployed for the recovery operation at Ryngngain East Khasi Hills from the force headquarters at Mawdiangdiang. The SDRF personnel worked in close cooperation with the local residents at Ryngngain to recover the bodies of the occupants of the second vehicle.

The recovery operation of the SDRF ended with the recovery of the second victim on Sunday.  Said Mr. Paul Shylla Public Relation Officer Directorate of Civil Defence & Home GuardsMeghalaya, Shillong.




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