Operation to rescue 21 people caught in Telangana floods suspended

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Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Three helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF), pressed into service to rescue 21 people caught in floods in Telangana’s Medak district on Saturday, had to suspend operations due to heavy rains, an official has said.

“The Chetak helicopters made two rescue attempts, but had to abort the rescue efforts due to heavy rains,” he said.

The rescue operation will resume on Sunday morning, according to officials said.

Construction labourers are stranded in Manjira river flood water in Edupayala village of Medak district since the morning.

Local police launched the rescue effort, but with water level rising, the administration sought help from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the IAF.



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