GUWAHATI, May 14 � A rescue team of the 1st NDRF has recovered seven bodies from River Beki since it launched its search operation in the area that witnessed brutality and blood bath affecting hundreds.
The team comprising six deep divers and 32 rescuers and an officer in command has been conducting intensive search operation in the river.
SS Sajwan, Asst Commandant who is leading the operation, said, �After a request from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority regarding missing of 12 children and four women in River Beki at Narayanguri area of Baksa district, we immediately mobilised our highly equipped search-and-rescue team and launched a massive search operation in the river. We are continuously carrying out search operation from dawn to dusk and we have searched the areas of around 70 kilometres in the river.�
Sajwan said that as per information of the locals, only two more victims were still missing and that the rescue team was trying its best to trace the last two missing victims.
It may be mentioned here that the 1st NDRF is also providing family ridge tents to the district administration of Baksa so that immediate shelters could be pitched for the victims at safer places.
On the other hand, Alok Kumar Singh, Commandant of 1st NDRF said, The possibility of finding live victims is remote, but we are searching for the rest of the bodies despite daunting flow of Beki.
Our aim is to hand over the bodies to next of kins so that the rituals at home could be performed.�
He further said that the tents are of good quality for temporary shelter of the victims. One tent can accommodate one family of five to seven members. �Our team that is deployed in Baksa district will be assisting the district administration in pitching the tents for the displaced civilians.�