Navy rescues 14,239 from flood-affected areas

13 Aug 2019 06:22 PM

Indian Navy, assisted by other services and agencies has rescued 14,239 people from the flood -affected areas of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

The rescue operation Varsha Rahat started from the 6th of August after thousands of people were marooned following the heavy showers.

Rear Admiral Philipose Pynumootil said the rescue was undertaken by Western Naval Command based at Mumbai.

Philipose said the rescue took place at the requests of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka governments in which 41 teams took place.

He said 11,124 people were rescued from Goa and Maharashtra and additionally more teams were deployed in Karnataka who rescued another 3115 people.

He said the challenges for the rescue teams were the terrain and weather, especially in areas where there were high tension overhead wires.

Reporter: HIru Mahale | Desk: Rosario Soares

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