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Building collapse: How sniffer dogs aided NDRF men in rescue op

Building collapse: How sniffer dogs aided NDRF men in rescue op

Gururgam: Judging by the enormity of the task, a host of high tech gears and upscale technology was used by the professionals of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). What was however not achieved by the machines and the men was done by the four sniffer dogs of the NDRF. Brought at around 9:30 am, the four dogs named Boney, Romeo, Rodrick and Rumi indicated to the officials that where exactly could the people be buried in the rubble.

Sources indicate that at around 10: 00 am when the assistance of dogs was being used, lives trapped inside the human rubble would already have been lost. This was one of the main reasons why the operations of taking out the human body took time.

It is important to note that it took more than eight hours to retrieve the first body. More than twelve hours were taken by the NDRF professionals to take out the seven bodies that were trapped inside the four layers of rubble. The services of the dogs had earlier been used in the building collapse in Ghaziabad and had also been utilised in the NDRF operations in Uttarakhand.

Initially, the priority teams of NDRF were to locate the victims trapped inside the debris. The canine search followed by technical and manual search was carried out to get the sign of victims. Over 150 members of the NDRF responders removed rubbles and cleared the obstructive materials using high tech gears.

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