NDRF fails to trace 3 missing persons and dumper in Siyom River

ITANAGAR, Jun 30: An NDRF team which launched search and rescue operations for 3 missing persons and the dumper which had fallen into the Siyom River on Tuesday  after the bridge over the river had collapsed at Sangam point, Siang district on Tuesday, closed the operations after failing to find the three and dumper.

A telephonic requisition had been received from DC, Siang to send NDRF team for the search of three male persons who were missing in Siyom river with a dumper due to bridge collapse at Sangam Point.

Accordingly, one team, consisting of 31 personnel of 12 NDRF under command of Sanjay Prasad Sharma, Assistant Commandant left for the incident site at 11.25 am on  Tuesday with all necessary equipment and Covid-19 PPEs.

Today the team reached  Sangam point at Siyom river with all necessary equipment like OBM, four boats -04, two deep diving sets, a Satellite phone, CSSR equipment and Covid- 19 PPEs.

After reaching the site of the incident, the team started ops with the help boats, ropes and magnet.  The team searched approximately 400 metres downstream from the incident site and all suspected locations.

The depth of the river was approximately 20 metres at the incident site and the river was flowing with a strong current. Due to a strong current it is a possibility that the dumper was swept away and missing persons also couldn’t be traced. 

Eventually after a discussion was held with DDMO Siang, the ops was closed today at 4 pm and it was decided that no further ops was required.

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