Tamil Nadu News

Over 30 Students Caught In Major Forest Fire In Tamil Nadu

THENI, MARCH 11TH 

Over 30 people, mostly students, were caught in a    major forest fire in Theni district  in Tamil Nadu  on Sunday evening. Seven women students have been rescued; they have been taken to the Theni hospital.

The students, who are from Erode and Coimbatore, were trekking to the Kurangani hills, when they got caught in the fire. The air force has been pressed into service for rescue operations
A MI-17 chopper of the Indian Air Force is already on its way from Sulur, to assess the situation say sources in the defence ministry. An aerial survey will first be done to gauge the extent of damage.

On a request from Chief Minister Palanisami, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman instructed the Indian Air Force to help in rescue and evacuation of students.

Mar 11, 2018
More News

Post Your Comments
Name*  
City  
Country  
Email*  
Comments*  
Security Code*
   
     
 
Comments
 
 
More Tamil Nadu News
 
 
 
Top Stories
 
Photo Gallery
 
Videos