IAF rescues 24 labourers caught in Telangana floods

IAF rescues 24 labourers caught in Telangana floods

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday rescued 24 labourers who were caught in floods in Telangana’s Medak district since Saturday.

The rescue operation, which was aborted Saturday evening due to heavy rains, resumed on Sunday morning.

Two Chetak helicopters pressed into service airlifted the labourers stranded in Manjeera river at Yedupayala, officials said.

The migrant labourers from Madhya Pradesh and Odisha were engaged in construction of three bridges in the area.

Telangana assembly’s Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy and Medak District Collector D. Ronald Ross had sought help from the IAF after the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team informed them that it cannot undertake rescue operation with boat due to boulders in the river bed.

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