Jharkhand: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in a statement confirmed that 10 people have been rescued so far since morning including 5 men, 3 women, and two children in the efforts to rescue civilians in the ropeway accident in Deoghar.
The statement also mentioned that at least 3 to 5 people are still in the cable car. Efforts to rescue them are being made. 3 people have lost their lives in this accident.
Ashwini Nayyar, the in charge of the rescue operation assured that “By afternoon, we are expecting to rescue everyone with civilians on priority.”
Earlier on Monday, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren ordered a high-level investigation into the Trikut ropeway accident. He also expressed his “deepest condolences” to the families of the people who lost their lives in this accident.
The official Twitter handle of the Indian Air Force uploaded a video of the rescue operation. The video captures the efforts made by the rescue team in the operation.
#IAF has recommenced rescue operations at Deoghar ropeway early morning today.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) April 12, 2022
The Jharkhand Bharatiya Janata Party President Deepak Prasad said that the cable-car mishap occurred because of the ‘negligence’ of the state government. He further added that the administrative officers are ‘guilty’ for all the people that faced trouble in the ropeway accident.