Bhubaneswar: As part of Emergency Services, Fire Stations personnel in Odisha are actively engaged in the rescue of human beings and cattle falling into the wells accidentally. This year, a total of 3284 such types of rescue calls have been received in various districts of the State.
According to the data shared by the Directorate of Fire Service, in a press note, the Fire Stations personnel have saved a total of 162 lives of human beings and rescued a total 2841 of cattle this year.
The data revealed that the maximum calls were from Dhenkanal district (467) followed by Khurda Sub Division (360), Jajpur District (248), Angul District (185), Baripada and Udala Sub Division (181), Balangir District (181), Ganjam district (155), Nayagarh District (150), Athagarh and Banki Sub Division (148), Bhubaneswar Sub Division (113), and Cuttack Sub Division (101).
The department said that the reasons for such accidental falling are attributed to the existence of the open well without raised embankments. In order to save precious lives of human beings as well as cattle, it urged the concerned house owner to raise embankments with covered lids, if possible.