MANGALURU: Twelve railway staff stranded at a railway station deep inside Shiradi Ghats were rescued on Friday.

Due to heavy rain fall since a week in Ghat section between Sakleshpura and Subrahmanya Road heavy earth boulders fell on track at many locations on the stretch making the Yedakumari Station most affected in this section.

Twelve Railway staff were struck since August 13 and were unable to move out on either direction due to heavy landslide with boulders at both the ends. The Railway authorities approached the local administration of to Airlift the Railway staff on August 16. Due to inclement Weather conditions the Airlift was not possible.

A Rescue team was formed under the leadership of Lakshmikanth Assistant Commissioner, consisting of Local Police, and Fire Brigade. All 12 were successfully rescued on Friday at 12.10pm and were brought to Sakleshpur safely at 4pm. Railway doctors examined their health condition and all are found to be in good health.

Two more fresh landslide are reported to the extent of 25,000 Cubic Meters between Kadagaravalli and Yedakumari Railway Station.
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