Troops from Southern Command help flood-hit Kerala

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 11 August 2018

They rescued 500 people including the elderly, women and children from various locations in the state

Pune: Troops from the Southern Command are battling the floods in Kerala. They rescued 500 people including the elderly, women and children from various locations in the state.

Incessant rains in many parts of Kerala over the past few days have thrown normal life out of gear in a number of areas. The areas worst hit by floods are Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Idukki and Mallapuram. 

Five columns comprising more than 30 composite teams of the Indian Army are working round the clock to ensure that even the last person stranded at any remote area is rescued.

Troops from the Defence Security Corps Centre and Bison Division are operating 24x7 to help rescue the civil population from the inundated areas.

There are also more than three Engineers Task Force with more than 100 personnel of the Indian Army, setting up temporary bridges on washed away roads, removing debris and using assault boats to traverse the inundated areas in the rescue missions. 

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