IAF deployed to rescue students trapped in forest fire in Tamil Nadu

Updated On : 11 Mar,2018 | 23:09 PM
A sudden forest fire trapped around 25 students on a mountain climbing training camp on Sunday trapped in Kurangani hills in this district of Tamil Nadu with 12 being rescued so far, officials said. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was approached by Chief Minister K Palaniswami for help to rescue them and been in touch with Theni District Collector, said 10-15 students were making their way to the foothills after being rescued. The Indian Air Force was also pressed into service to rescue the students caught in the fire, Sitharaman added. Watch News Nation's special coverage to know more details regarding the incident.

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