Andhra Pradesh

Pregnant woman rescued by NDRF from a marooned village

NDRF personnel shifting a pregnant woman in Velerupadu mandal in West Godavari district on Monday.

NDRF personnel shifting a pregnant woman in Velerupadu mandal in West Godavari district on Monday.  

Rescue and relief operations under way in three States

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, deployed for rescue operations in the Godavari floods in Andhra Pradesh (AP), have rescued a pregnant woman trapped in a marooned village on Monday.

The team, under the supervision of company commander Shilendra Umrao rescued S. Santa Kumari, from Koheda village, Velerupadu mandal in West Godavari district.

Saviours all

About 15 NDRF personnel evacuated the woman in a boat in the early hours On Monday. Santa Kumari’s husband, S. Posh Reddy, and other family members were among those rescued.

“The NDRF team brought her to the safe place travelling 16 km by boat, and later the district officials shifted her to hospital,” said NDRF 10th Battalion Commandant Zahid Khan. The force has deployed teams in AP, Telangana and Karnataka to take up rescue and relief operations in the Godavari flood areas. NDRF rescued some thousands of flood victims in the last two days.

In another operation, the 10th NDRF team headed by sub-inspector Balbir Singh evacuated five women trapped in flooded Yaragodi village in Karnataka today, the Commandant said.

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