Kannur to honour its bravehearts

Fishermen from the district did yeoman service in flood-affected areas

Updated - August 22, 2018 10:53 pm IST

Published - August 22, 2018 10:52 pm IST - KANNUR

 Some of the fishermen who joined the rescue work in flood-hit areas at Chalakkudy are back to work in Kannur.

Some of the fishermen who joined the rescue work in flood-hit areas at Chalakkudy are back to work in Kannur.

Fishermen from the district who went to join rescue operations in flood-affected areas in other districts will be accorded a public reception under the aegis of the district panchayat here on August 31.

A group of 118 fishermen from the district who went to take part in the rescue work at Chalakkudy returned here the other day and they are being given receptions by various local bodies in the district.

District panchayat president K.V. Sumesh said that the panchayat would organise a reception to the fishermen who braved floodwaters to rescue people.

The fishermen who had joined the rescue operations had also collected ₹2 lakh for the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund.

The fishermen said that they worked against all odds to save the lives of many people marooned in the flood.

S. Bijoy, one of the fishermen who had volunteered to go for the rescue work, said that they had decided to leave for the flood-hit areas when they saw the distressing situation faced by the people.

From August 16

They had left for Chalakkudy on August 16.

They recalled the difficult task undertook by them to save people from the flooded areas as they had only bare-minimum facilities.

They had jumped into rescue action when they saw people waiting for help on terraces and roofs of their houses, they said.

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