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Rajouri: Man’s death in flood evokes exemplary community support for deceased’s family

Last Updated on August 18, 2023 at 8:35 pm

RAJOURI, AUGUST 18: A tragic incident unfolded in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on August 16, 2023, when a man Chandraprakas, a 45-year-old laborer was swept away by floodwaters while attempting to cross a river. His body was recovered two days later on August 18 along the riverbanks.

In the wake of this devastating event, the local community came together to support Chandraprakash’s family during this trying time. The family expressed their deep gratitude to the district administration, the dedicated search teams, and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for their relentless efforts in searching for Chandraprakash. Their commitment and swift action were instrumental in locating his body and providing some solace to his grieving family.

Notably, upon receiving the family’s plea for assistance, DC Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, demonstrated exceptional leadership. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, he promptly activated all relevant agencies, orchestrating a comprehensive search operation that involved different authorities and expert teams. This coordinated effort underscored the significance of prompt and organized responses in times of crisis.

This tragedy served as a poignant reminder of the risks posed by flooding and the paramount importance of taking preventive measures to ensure personal safety.