In a major setback in the operations of Jharkhand’s ropeway mishap, a man who was rescued from the site slipped from the chopper. The video that went viral pointed out how difficult was the operation.
In the clip, the man was seen to be holding a rope dangling from the Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper. Battling the wind, he tries to reach the cockpit. But, the rope was being pulled, he slips. The man was from Burdwan in West Bengal.
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In the Jharkhand ropeway accident, 2 persons have died (including the man who slipped from the chopper), while 32 people have so far been rescued (as on Monday evening). Following malfunction of a ropeway midway in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district, passengers remained trapped for hours.
The rescued passengers were airlifted with the help of two Indian Air Force helicopters, Deoghar Deputy Commissioner Manjunath Bhajantri said. The ropeway which runs through a picturesque and densely-forested valley is surrounded by hills, making the operation difficult, except by air.