Chennai rain A Pregnant Woman & Her Child From A Fully Flooded Area In Chennai: Watch
Chennai rain Rescue and relief operations continued in full swing here with over a hundred people taken to safety by teams of Army, IAF and NDRF, including a seven-month pregnant woman who was airlifted today from one of the worst-affected areas in the flooded city.
“We sent about 120 rescued people to Delhi carried by a C-130J (Super Hercules) this morning and another 20 have been sent to Arakonnam, from where they will fly out in different aircraft,” a senior IAF official said.Among those evacuated were 50 stranded students from SRM University.
With heavy rains lashing the capital city, especially in the last three days, several areas are inundated, with water reaching up to almost second storey in certain areas.
“We are fully prepared to tackle this situation and carrying out regular sorties. We performed several relief and recce sorties today, as we have to save those who are badly stranded as well as give food items to those who are stuck in their homes,” Air Commodore Rippon Gupta said at the Tamabaram Air Base, nearly 30 kms from here.
IAF evacuating stranded people
Sukanya (29), who is seven months pregnant, along with her three-year-old child was airlifted from her home in Medumbakkam, near Guindy, one of the worst-affected areas in Chennai.She was brought Tambaram Air Base in a Chetak helicopter, and then immediately taken to the Base Hospital.
credit: The Hindu.
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