In the fast flowing streams down the valley of flowers in Uttarakhand between the ambient and conducine environment but who knew that there would be an earthquake !
With enthusiasm, we had come here to tour this natural destination. But soon everything was in chaos. Everyone was running here and there, asking for help, crying, etc. I was there with my friends. We weren't so scared as others were. We were simply trying to follow the codes which we had learnt in geography.
Soon, the rescue members had come. We were standing at a corner.Suddenly, I saw an old woman caught under a huge rock. We tried our best to call the rescue team there but they didn't see us and went away.
We had to help her and ourselves. We did our best to take her out from under the rock. My friend and i made a lever took her out. We were successful ! But now, the land was still shaking a bit and we had to come out. All the ways were blocked by rocks. What could we do ?
We had no ways, communications were blocked and .... Then we tried to clear the path so that we could move but no avail because there were many more rocks after that which we couldn't clear.
Suddenly, I remembered that I had a satellite phone.
I quickly used it to contact the nearest military camp.
"Hello, Anyone there."
"Yes, Nainital 23 base camp here."
"Yes! Yes! Hello ! We are victims of the earthquake that had struck just now. We are stuck here and have no way to come out"
"No problem! We'll track you location and find you out. Our people are coming there for you. If you have any problem, contact us again. Over !"
Suddenly, after sometime we found a helicopter hovering in the sky. What did that mean ? We're saved !!
They threw down a rope ladder and we climbed on that. Soon we were safe at the camp !
It was an unforgettable experience.