Sunday, July 31, 2016

Teams scour Vizag forest for An-32

Visakhapatnam: Following an alert of a possible air crash, teams of foresters have begun a search near the Sarugudu village in Nathavaram mandal here on Saturday afternoon.

Officials of the Suryalanka Air Force Base said they had received a call from a resident of one of the habitations near Sarugudu that he had heard a loud sound on July 22, which could be from an air crash, DFO Narsipatnam Sekhar Babu told The Hindu on phone.

“Following the Air Force Station alert, we sent our foresters to the Sarugudu village. They will take the tribal people along with them to search the Sarugudu reserve forest, the DFO added.

Two teams of five members each from two ranges in the Narsipatnam division and residents are engaged in the search.
31/07/16 GS Subrahmanyam/The Hindu
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