Odisha Fire Service Personnel Rescue 162 People In 5 Months

Bhubaneswar: As part of Emergency Services, personnel of different fire stations in Odisha are actively engaged in rescue of people and livestock, which fall into wells accidentally. This year, 3,284 rescue calls have been received in various districts.

The maximum calls were from Dhenkanal District (467), followed by Khurda Sub Division (360), Jajpur (284), Angul (185), Baripada and Udala sub divisions (181), Balangir (181), Ganjam (155), Nayagarh (150), Athagarh and Banki sub divisions (148).

Bhubaneswar and Cuttack sub divisions received 113 and 101 rescue calls respectively. Fire personnel saved a total of 162 human lives and rescued 2841 cattle.

A senior official of OFS said, “Reasons for such accidental falling into wells are due to existence of open well without raised embankments. To save precious lives of humans as well as cattle, house owners have been urged to raise embankments with covered lids.”

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