Amid heavy snowfall, forces rescue people in North Kashmir

Mir Arif Srinagar
January 25, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 392 Views
Amid heavy snowfall, forces rescue people in North Kashmir

The subzero temperature in Rafiabad, along with a thick and heavy blanket of snow, has taken a toll on the daily lives of the people in the area. The blocked roads and unavailability of electricity have disrupted everything and have bought life to standstill among the residents. However, the services by the local police and forces have set an example.

On 25th January a 28-year-old pregnant woman named Tasleema Begum resident of Sialkote Rafiabad started to experience pain in the early morning.

The heavy snowfall and road block barred the residents of Rafiabads Sialkote village from reaching the hospital. Desperately, she tried to call for an ambulance. Even the ambulance service came to a halt owing to such adverse weather.

Tasleema and her husband Iqbal Ahmad had lost all hope of medical help.But her husband Called some police officials and Army official’s for help and after sometime to their surprise , they found SDPO Rafiabad along with Army officers of 32 RR accompanied by a revenue official at their doorstep like messiahs who came to rescue her.

The officials walked five kilometers by foot to reach the above village where the lady was stuck. The joint team of officials placed Tasleema on a chair, covered her with a quilt and carried her for over two hours on their shoulders, braving the heavy five feet snow and the bone-chilling cold.

While talking to Brighter Kashmir the husband of the lady Iqbal Ahmad said that we were very worried as she started to experience pain and “we called Tehsildar Rohama and Block Medical Officer Rohama for help and both the officers assured us for every possible help but it was unfortunate that the employees of health department and revenue officials were stuck in snow with Ambulance at Matipora Rafiabad.”

The Joint team of police and Army along with locals then carried her and reached Primary Health Centre after 1:00 pm after walking a distance of more than 10 kms.

“Tasleema is now under treatment at PHC Rohama and her condition is stable told BMO Rohama Dr Khursheed Ah Khan.

In an another incident with  two houses collapsed at Ladoora Rafiabad  and  a house of Khursheed Ah Mir and Gh Mohd Mir collapsed due to heavy snowfall at Pazalpora Rafiabad but  there was no loss of life and all the family members were evacuated to safer places.



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