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Over 1,000 soldiers deployed in Marathwada region, J&K and Dantewada

NEW DELHI: The Army has so far rescued over 1,500 marooned people in various parts of the country. It has deployed over 1,000 soldiers, along with equipment and helicopters, in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh.

Over 500 soldiers, along with five engineer task forces, were deployed in Nanded, Parbhani, Yavatmal, Washim and Jalna in Maharashtra.

The Army had provided food packets and medical aid to the affected people and the Army Aviation Corps helicopters were kept on stand-by. So far over 500 people had evacuated from these areas and about 1,000 medical aid kits distributed, official sources said.

In Chhattisgarh, one composite task force had been diverted to Dantewada and over 1,000 people evacuated and food packets dropped.

In Ladakh, 500 Army personnel had been engaged in the affected areas of Leh town and adjoining areas. The Army was repairing and widening the water channels.

It had pitched 40 tents and evacuated 45 families, the sources said.

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