Express News Service
HYDERABAD: Victim locating cameras, dogs which can smell out people, special debris cutters are some of the devices being employed by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel to rescue people and retrieve bodies from the debris of the collapsed building at Nankramguda in Hyderabad.
However, it was the prior experience of the personnel that came handy as they rescued Rekha (25), a worker at the building, and her son Deepak (3) who were found to be stuck under narrow space between collapsed pillar and ground.
Both Rekha and her son who were living in the cellar of the under-construction building was located by the victim locating cameras.
Kuldeep, deputy commandant, NDRF told Express that they breach the wall and insert victim locating camera which relays images to screen in hand.
"As the woman and kid were slim, they survived. Had it been me under the pillar, I would have died," said another NDRF personnel, who was of medium built.
To rescue them, the personnel carefully chalked out concrete from the pillar. "We made an opening in the size of a window to take them out of debris," said another NDRF personnel who did not want to be named.
Another person who was found a few feet away from the woman and the kid had died, he added.
The personnel said they can take out the body, after clearing more debris or else the concrete will further crash.