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Over 20 emergency response calls

New Delhi: From flood type situation to suspected leakage of radioactive substances, there have more than 20 emergency response calls from the capital in which National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has responded for the safety in Delhi.
The NDRF data accessed by The Millennium Post claimed that in between 2009-2010 there was a flood like situation in which the team had gone for rescue and relief operation. There were more than 20 calls which they received from Department Of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) or any security agencies like police after which they responded to tackle the emergency situation.
Around five calls were of suspected radioactive substance leakage as in the year 2010 the emergency situation erupted in scrap market of Mayapuri in which eight persons were hospitalized. Another leakage was reported in 2015 from IGI airport. The year 2016 also witnessed two leakages - one was leakage of acidic acid from railway tanker whereas there was another radiological leakage from containers at IGI airport in October. NDRF had sent more than 30 rescuers. In 2017, there was gas leakage in Tughlakabad area. The leakage was from a chemical tanker parked near the boundary wall of the school.
The collapse of building or walls was another incident in more than 10 cases NDRF teams reached the spot and the carried out rescue operation. In the year 2016, a three-storey building collapsed in Lahori Gate area in which two persons were rescued by NDRF and one dead body was retrieved. In the recent building collapsed in Taimur Nagar area, two dead bodies were retrieved from the debris. From a wall collapsed in Dilshad Garden team rescued one person.
There were also six cases of drowning and also one case of fire. According to a senior official from NDRF, they have conducted community awareness and preparedness programme in the colleges, schools, and villages with the help of local authority for prevention and mitigation of disaster. "We have done 77 community awareness programme in which they more than one lakh people were beneficiaries," said the official.
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