NSDMA issue advisory to trekkers

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Dimapur, March 22: Against the backdrop of the rescue of stranded tourist trekkers from Dzukou valley last Sunday, the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority has issued advisory to local tourist trekkers and those from outside the State to get the help of local guides while undertaking trekking in the Naga Hill terrains.
The NSDMA also advised trekkers to take along life safety kits such as sufficient dry food, emergency light, emergency first aid kit and warm trekking suits, which will stand in good stead during exigencies.
Further in case of emergency, one can call the NSDMA toll free helpline 1070 for immediate relief.
Meanwhile the NSDMA has expressed gratitude to all stake holders such as DDMA Kohima, SDRF HG&CD Kohima, 3rd Assam Rifles, 164 Naga TA Bn (Home and Hearth) and Manipur police for the dedication and commitment rendered during the search operation on the night of March 18 leading to the rescue of the trekkers.
The NSDMA said in times of distress and in the event of disaster every stake holder’s contribution is crucial and vital. It applauded the convergence of efforts and the coordination during the operation by all. (Page News Service)