Nine-day old baby her mother stranded in Kerala floods
Thiruvananthapuram – A nine-day-old baby and her mother are stranded near Pandanad village office in Chengannur district.
While Indian Navy rescued a heavily pregnant woman from flood-hit Kerala. This was disclosed by the Indian Navy which tweeted a video, showing a successful rescue operation from flood-hit Kerala. This pregnant woman, was very close to labour and has been successfully shifted to a local hospital for further care and treatment.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sought more central forces to assist the state government in the rescue operations. According to him, 16 teams of Army, 13 teams of Navy, 10 teams of Air Force and 39 teams of NDRF are now engaged in the operations. The NDRF has so far rescued 4,000 people and Navy 550.
The death toll in the Kerala deluge is likely to go up as hundreds of people stranded in flooded areas, especially in and around Aluva and Pathanamthitta-Chengannur, would be now rescued as multiple sources on the ground reported a slight reduction in the water level in Ranni and Pathanamthitta areas.
However, many rescue team members said that they were unable to rescue people even after they had reached near their houses due to huge compound walls and heavy inflow of water.
Actor Siddharth, on Thursday, urged people to contribute whatever they can to the people affected by the floods in Kerala. Calling it ‘Kerala Donation Challenge,’ Siddharth tweeted with a proof of the amount he had donated to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (Govt of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram) and also posted a letter encouraging others also to donate.