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IAF airlifted NDRF personnel to Dzukou valley

GUWAHATI: The National Catastrophe Response Force (NDRF) has deployed a minimum of 60 personnel at the wildfire site at Dzukou Valley on Saturday.

Also two helicopters equipped with Bambi bucket have been deployed to fight the wildfire.

Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday assured the Manipur government of all fortify to keep watch over the wildfire that broke out at the picturesque Dzukou valley, a popular trekking destination, located atop 2452-meter along the borders of Manipur and Nagaland, on Tuesday.

Earlier, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh after taking an aerial survey of the valley sought the Centre’s help to keep watch over the wildfire.

On Saturday, Singh thanked the Centre for the response and tweeted: “Thanks to Hon’ble HM @AmitShahji @DrJitendraSingh and all concerned for the swift response.”

NDRF personnel at the wildlife site of Dzukou valley

On Friday also an IAF C-130J Super Hercules four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft airlifted 48 personnel of NDRF at the side of 9T of firefighting equipment. The IAF has also deployed four choppers equipped with Bambi Bucket to keep watch over the fire at Dzukou Valley close Kohima.

The Manipur chief minister feared that whether the wind direction going to the southern side, there was once a high opportunity of entering the thickest forest called Koziirii in Manipur.

Dzukou valley is a well-liked trekking spot known for its seasonal flowers and bio-diversity. Enthusiasts visit the valley to view the pink and purple flowering on the hills that also houses endangered tragopans and other species.

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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