STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Ten Teenagers Rescued After Floodgates Opened at Tenughat Dam

The boys escaped drowning by climbing atop a concrete platform built by the Chandrapura Thermal Power Station yesterday.

Published: 21st June 2014 10:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2014 10:37 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BOKARO (Jharkhand): Ten teenagers, who had gone fishing in Damodar river, were trapped for over eight hours when a sluice gate at the Tenughat Dam was opened leading to sudden rise in water level, before they were rescued.

The boys escaped drowning by climbing atop a concrete platform built by the Chandrapura Thermal Power Station yesterday.

The incident at Pachaura village came close on the heels of the tragedy in Himachal Pradesh in which 25 engineering students from Hyderabad and a tour leader were washed away in the river when Larji hydropower project authorities suddenly released water from the barrage.

Bokaro Deputy Commissioner Uma Shankar Singh said, "The incident occurred when all the boys in the age group of 15/16 went to the river for fishing yesterday afternoon.

"As the water swelled following opening of one sluice gate at the Tenughat Dam in Bokaro district, they climbed atop a concrete platform built by the Chandrapura Thermal Power Station yesterday."      

The boys, who were residents of nearby villages, were rescued by police last night at around 11.30 PM, he said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp