Jharkhand Deoghar Ropeway Cable Car Accident Updates

Jharkhand Deoghar Ropeway Cable Car Accident Updates

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The operation in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district to rescue people trapped in cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the ground in a cable car connecting Trikut Hills finally came to a close on the third day Tuesday. More than 60 people were rescued while three people died in the accident and the subsequent complicated rescue operation. At least 12 cable cars got stuck and some crashed due to a cable car malfunction around 4pm on Sunday.

Main developments of the Deoghar cable car rescue operation:

After the rescue operation was canceled Monday night due to darkness, 15 tourists were trapped in the air. When the operation resumed today, 10 of them, including 5 men, 3 women and 2 children, were rescued in the morning. Of the 5 people trapped, 4 were rescued hours later and one died in the process. The daring rescue operation was conducted by the Indian Air Force, the Indian Army, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the National Disaster Response Force and the District Administration. People rescued today were trapped in cable cars about 1,500 feet above the ground for about 40 hours. In total, more than 60 people were rescued with the help of two IAF helicopters.

Three persons lost their lives in the incident and during the rescue operation – one of them a woman who was injured when the cable cars collided on Sunday, and the other two who fell to their death while being rescued by helicopters (a man fell to his death Monday while a woman died today). At least 12 persons had sustained injuries in the incident and they are admitted to hospitals for treatment. “Of the remaining 15 people trapped in cable cars (as of Monday evening), 14 have been rescued while a woman fell off the chopper during the course of the rescue operation,” Additional Director General of Police RK Mallick told PTI from the spot over the phone. According to Deoghar Civil Surgeon CK Shahi, the woman, identified as 60-year-old Shobha Devi, was declared dead when she was brought to the hospital.

The Indian Air Force has stated: “IAF carried out rescue of stranded passengers at Trikut ropeway in Deoghar, Jharkhand on April 11&12. IAF Mi-17V5 & ALH Mk III heptrs flew 28 sorties & 26 hrs. 35 passengers from 10 cable cars were evacuated. Loss of 2 lives during the rescue missions regretted.”

Deoghar Deputy Commissioner Manjunath Bhajantri had said Tuesday that the operation resumed early morning to rescue the persons still trapped in cable cars dangling mid-air. The rescue operation was suspended Monday evening after sunset as the ropeway is located in a densely forested area surrounded by hills. It is difficult to reach the area except by air. Further, the rescue operation was complicated by the fact that the trolleys or cable cars were suspended at heights of up to 1500 feet. Meanwhile, drones were used to supply food and water to the trapped persons in the cable cars.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has meanwhile ordered a high-level probe into the accident. “The government is keeping a close watch on the situation,” Soren said. He said Tuesday evening after the operation ended: “The rescue operation of stranded passengers at Trikut ropeway has finally ended. Teams of NDRF, ITBP and Air Force were involved in carrying out the op. Our priority was to save lives, 2 people died in this incident. A fair investigation will be done.”

The Jharkhand High Court today took suo motu cognizance of the Deoghar ropeway incident and ordered an inquiry into the matter. The court will hear the matter on April 26. The state government has been asked to file a detailed inquiry report through an affidavit prior to that date.

The ropeway is located at Trikut Hills and the famous Trikutachal Mahadeva Temple and the hermitage of Sage Dayananda are located in the area. According to the Jharkhand tourism department, the Trikut ropeway is the country’s highest vertical ropeway and is about 766-metre long.

Deoghar Ropeway Rescue: one day after 3 people died in a car accident, 10 of the 15 tourists who remained trapped in the air in the cable cars connecting the hills of Trikut in the district of Jharkhand Deoghar for about 40 hours were saved by the helicopters Of the Indian Air Force shaving rescue operations at the beginning of Tuesday morning, officials said. Rescue operations are activated by the combined teams of Indian aeronautics, army, ITBP, district administration and district

About 50 people were saved up to the time of the cable cars that were left hanging halfway after a malfunction of the cable car that saw the trolley machines that collide Sunday 16.00. Two people died so far, including Monday, which fell in his death during an attempt to rescue the failed helicopter, while 12 wounded were treated in hospitals.

The rescue operations had to be held after sunset Monday, since the telephony area crosses a picturesque but densely wooded surrounded by hills, access to what is difficult, except by air. It also hinders the rescue of the floor is the fact that the cars are suspended in height up to 1500 feet. Deoghar Ropeway accident: here are live updates.

12:30 PM: Jharkhand High Court took the cognition of his Motu from Deoghar Ropeway’s accident and ordered an investigation into the issue. The Court will listen to the issue on April 26th. Before this, the State must present a detailed consultation report through a sworn declaration.

12:00 PM: Jharkhand Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) President and Rajya Sabha MP Deepak Prakash Tuesday said that the “negligence” of the state government is responsible for the car company near Trikut’s hills near the Baba Baidyanath temple in the district of Deoghar where two people were killed, and many others were injured. “I ask that the fir trees are recorded against guilty people and the members of the family of those who died in this accident should get government work and financial aid,” said Jharkhand BJP’s head. 11:15 am: Cable car accident in Deoghar, Jharkhand | 10 people were rescued from the morning, including 5 men, 3 women and 2 children. There are still believed to be 3-5 people on the cable cars. Efforts are underway to rescue them: ITBP

10:50 AM: IAF resumed rescue operations at the Deoghar cable car in Jharkhand early this morning. Efforts are underway to rescue all those stranded as soon as possible, the IAF tweeted.

10:10 AM: Aid begins. Another 7 people saved, according to DC Deoghar

9:35 AM: “I was trapped for about 3 days … it’s good to be saved,” said a survivor named Dharmendra.

9:00 AM: The rescue operation continues: “By the afternoon we hope to save everyone with priority to civilians,” says Ashwani Nayyar, the rescue team in charge.

7:50 AM: Jharkhand Prime Minister Hemant Soren has ordered a high-level investigation into the cable car accident near Trikut in Deoghar.

7:35 AM: Governor Ramesh Bais said, “The accident in the cable car built on Mount Deoghar Trikut, a world famous religious site, is very sad and painful. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and pray to Baba Baidyanath for the speedy recovery of the wounded. ”

7:20 AM: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey said that for the first time, the Indian Army, Air Force, National Disaster Response Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have jointly established a joint coordination with the district administrator for this save operation. 7.10am: Health Minister Banna Gupta said an investigation will be conducted and action will be taken against those found guilty of negligence.

7:00 AM: Drones were used to provide food and water to those trapped in the cable cars.

6.45 AM: The cable car has 25 cabins and each can accommodate four people. It was run by a private company. The operators who drove it fled shortly after the accident. 6:40 am: The area boasting the famous Trikutachal Mahadeva Temple and the Hermitage of the Sage Dayananda, Trikut Hills has several peaks, with the tallest peak at a height of 2,470 feet above sea level and approximately 1500 feet above ground .

6:30 AM: The 766-meter-long Trikut Ropeway, according to the Jharkhand Department of Tourism, is the tallest vertical ropeway in India. It has a maximum lens angle of 44 degrees and was built approximately 20km from Baba Baidyanath temple. Trikut Hill is 392 meters high.

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