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In flood-hit Kerala, these real-life heroes bring respite in face of devastation

Published Aug 11, 2018, 5:27 pm IST
Updated Aug 12, 2018, 8:08 am IST
Over 15,600 people have been evacuated from the affected areas and around 500 relief camps have been set up.
An aerial view of the floods in Aluva after heavy rains, in Kerala.	(Photo: PTI)
 An aerial view of the floods in Aluva after heavy rains, in Kerala. (Photo: PTI)

Kochi: Kerala has been witnessing incessant rain for the last three days. At least 29 people have died and 54,000 have been rendered homeless. People were forced to move to relief camps after rainwater entered their houses.

After water gushed into their houses, people with the help of rescue teams rushed out of their houses taking whatever came before their hand. 


Extending help to those devastated by floods, a blanket seller from Madhya Pradesh who heard about the natural calamity that struck Kerala and the plight of those who lost their valuables in relief camps donated 50 of his blankets to those taking shelter in Iritty and Kannur rescue camps.

Vishnu is one of the many blanket sellers in Kerala who during monsoon, like his colleagues, goes door to door in villages to sell blankets. 

What Vishnu did, was something that not many in his position would have thought of. 

In another incident that has been circulating on social media, NDRF personnel Kanhaiya Kumar from Bihar deployed in Idukki for rescue mission can be seen sprinting on a bridge to get an infant suffering from high fever to a hospital. 

Kumar showed exemplary courage by racing against time to cross a bridge over the Cheruthoni river. He managed to cross the bridge seconds before it collapsed. 

NDRF Rescue officer Kanhaiya Kumar while speaking to news agency ANI said, "I realised in that situation that I can help by taking the child to nearest hospital in a safer place for first aid and I did exactly that."


The incident illustrates the dedication of emergency responders in the face of this calamity. 

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