AIZAWL: A wildfire that started on Saturday has still been out of control causing panic in Mizoram‘s Lunglei district.
The wildfire has engulfed an area in a dense haze, putting people, houses and animals in danger. Since it is quickly spreading due to the wind, it is now posing a threat near a petrol pump, a hospital and a church building.
After capital Aizawl, Lunglei is the largest town in Mizoram that has faced wildfire turning the sky into a hazy din with a yellow tone. The region is suffering from a severe water shortage, which is exacerbating the situation.
The Indian Air Force is deploying two Mi-17V5 helicopters, each fitted with a Bambi Bucket, in response to a request from the Mizoram government to put out the fire.
On the requisition of the State Government of Mizoram, @IAF_MCC is deploying two Mi-17V5 helicopters, equipped with Bambi Bucket, to douse the major fire in Lunglei district and adjoining areas.@SpokespersonMoD @dipr_mizoram @PIBAizawl @ZoramthangaCM @CMOMizoram pic.twitter.com/Opm5qgUBmh
— PRO Shillong, Ministry of Defence (@proshillong) April 25, 2021
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