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Ukraine crisis: Jamshedpur sets up helpline for stranded people

Jamshedpur: East Singbhum district administration on Friday set up helpline numbers to trace and identify those who are stranded in war-torn Ukraine, where a full blown war broke yesterday after Russian invaded the eastern European country.

From Jamshedpur and East Singhbhum at large, many students who are pursing medical studies are reportedly stuck in the conflict zone, pleading for help and safe evacuation.  

On Friday evening, the district administration announced three helpline (0657-2440111/2221717 and 8987510050) asking people to share details of those who are stranded in Ukraine to work towards their rescue and rehabilitation.

The state government on the other hand is still to set up any helpline at the state level and neither does it have exact number of people hailing from Jharkhand who are stranded in Ukraine. Reports however suggested that large number of students and others belonging to this state are currently stranded there. From Jamshedpur alone, vernacular media reports suggested that at least 99 students are in Ukraine, waiting for help.

A steel city businessman Sanjay Khemka on Thursday contacted deputy commissioner Suraj Kumar seeking help to rescue his stranded daughter Rashika, who is pursuing medicine from the National Medical University in Odesa.