- Relief and rescue operations continue in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
- Army's 123 teams active in rescue operations in 16 districts, 173 teams of NDRF engaged in rescue operation
- Gujarat: Dhansi, 3-storey building in Nadiad, 4 killed
Aug 10, 2019, 01:42 PM IST
Bengaluru The Indian Army said on Friday that 15,000 people were evacuated from flood-affected areas of 4 states while 6000 people were rescued in a rescue operation. These states are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. 123 teams of the army are engaged in the rescue operation. They have been deployed for relief work in 16 districts. The Indian Navy rescued 450 people safely while 300 were taken to a safer place.
30 people still missing
Floods have created conditions in Kerala's Kottayam due to heavy rains. So far 42 people have died due to floods in the state. On 8 August, a landslide occurred in Malappuram. 30 people are still missing. Rescue operation in progress. It has to be stopped again and again due to bad weather.
Maharashtra: Defense PRO told – At six o'clock this morning, 14 teams of the Navy have arrived for the rescue operation at Shiroli village near Kolhapur. The NDRF said on Friday that 42000 people have been evacuated to safer places from the flood-affected states. While 5,375 people have been rescued. 173 teams are involved in relief work.
Warning of heavy rain was issued
The Meteorological Department had issued a warning of very heavy rainfall in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra and heavy rain in Goa, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir for Friday. At the same time, winds in the northeast, central and southwest Arabian Sea regions were predicted to run at a speed of 50 km.
Gujarat: 3-storey building dhansi, 4 killed
A three-storey building collapsed on Friday in Kheda in central Gujarat. There is a possibility of 10 people being buried, while 4 people have died. The local administration and fire brigade are engaged in rescue. The building was built by Nadiad's Pragati Nagar Society, Gujarat Housing Board in 1970. This building was dilapidated due to lack of maintenance. It had 4 flats on each floor. Nadiad is the headquarters of Kheda district.