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    Dzukou Wildfire: NDRF team airlifted; Firefighting continued

    Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh after taking an aerial survey of the valley sought the Centre’s help to control the wildfire

    GUWAHATI: The National Disaster Response Force ( NDRF ) has deployed at least 60 personnel at the wildfire site at Dzukou Valley on Saturday.

    Also two helicopters equipped with Bambi bucket have been deployed to fight the wildfire.

    Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday assured the Manipur government of all support to control the wildfire that broke out at the picturesque Dzukou valley, a popular trekking destination, located atop 2452-meter along the borders of Manipur and Nagaland, on Tuesday.

    Earlier, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh after taking an aerial survey of the valley sought the Centre’s help to control the wildfire.

    On Saturday, Singh thanked the Centre for the response and tweeted: “Thanks to Hon’ble HM @AmitShahji @DrJitendraSingh and all concerned for the swift response.”

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    NDRF personnel at the wildlife site of Dzukou valley

    On Friday also an IAF C-130J Super Hercules four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft airlifted 48 personnel of NDRF along with 9T of firefighting equipment. The IAF has also deployed four choppers equipped with Bambi Bucket to control the fire at Dzukou Valley near Kohima.

    The Manipur chief minister feared that if the wind direction going to the southern side, there was a high possibility of entering the thickest forest called Koziirii in Manipur.

    Dzukou valley is a popular trekking spot known for its seasonal flowers and bio-diversity. Enthusiasts visit the valley to view the pink and purple flowering on the hills that also houses endangered tragopans and other species.

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