Responding with utmost alacrity to an appeal from the State government on Monday, the Indian Navy evacuated casualties from Chintapalli mandal, over 95 km. from Visakhapatnam city.

Following a request from the Visakhapatnam District Collector, a UH-3H helicopter of the Eastern Naval Command airlifted six casualties, including three women at least two of whom were in critical condition.

Hurt during combing

The personnel were seriously injured during Combing operations against Maoist rebels near the forests of RV Nagar of Chintapalli mandal, Visakhapatnam district earlier in the day.

The injured were brought to Visakhapatnam on Monday evening and are undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city.

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