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GUWAHATI, April 28 � A joint mock drill on earthquake was conducted on the premises of the Assam Secretariat here on Tuesday. The objective of the mock evacuation exercise was to generate awareness among the public in the wake of a disaster.

A task force consisting of NDRF, SDRF, fire and emergency services and Civil Defence took part in the mock drill under the supervision of ASDMA. The NDRF rescuers during the exercise displayed various extrication methods like rope rescue, high rise rescue and victim stabilisation.

In a statement, the Commandant of the 1st Bn NDRF said, �Earthquake is an unpredictable natural calamity which might cause immense loss of life and property. The recent mega earthquake in Nepal is a living example of this and quick response is the only remedy which can minimise the casualty and maximise survival of victims.�

Mock drills provide a suitable platform for organisation and rapid employment of rescuers to mitigate any kind of disaster, he said. �Such exercises should be conducted frequently in every district of the northeastern region that falls under high seismic zone of earthquake,� he added.

Around 1,500 people consisting of members of district authorities, volunteers, NGOs and local public participated in the joint mock drill.

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Mock drill on earthquake

GUWAHATI, April 28 � A joint mock drill on earthquake was conducted on the premises of the Assam Secretariat here on Tuesday. The objective of the mock evacuation exercise was to generate awareness among the public in the wake of a disaster.

A task force consisting of NDRF, SDRF, fire and emergency services and Civil Defence took part in the mock drill under the supervision of ASDMA. The NDRF rescuers during the exercise displayed various extrication methods like rope rescue, high rise rescue and victim stabilisation.

In a statement, the Commandant of the 1st Bn NDRF said, �Earthquake is an unpredictable natural calamity which might cause immense loss of life and property. The recent mega earthquake in Nepal is a living example of this and quick response is the only remedy which can minimise the casualty and maximise survival of victims.�

Mock drills provide a suitable platform for organisation and rapid employment of rescuers to mitigate any kind of disaster, he said. �Such exercises should be conducted frequently in every district of the northeastern region that falls under high seismic zone of earthquake,� he added.

Around 1,500 people consisting of members of district authorities, volunteers, NGOs and local public participated in the joint mock drill.