New Delhi, Aug 17: In a yet another bravery exapmle, Indian Navy on Friday airlifted a pregnant woman from near the flooded Kochi airport in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Taking to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Navy said, “A pregnant lady with water bag leaking has been airlifted and evacuated to Sanjivani. Doctor was lowered to assess the lady. Operation successful.” Also Read - Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: Two Key Accused Arrested by NIA in Bengaluru
Indian Navy shared the airlifting video of a pregnant woman in Kerala whose water bag was leaking. In series of tweets, the Indian Navy said that woman delivered a healthy son and both are doing fine. The Navy also shared pictures of the woman and her son. Also Read - Wait, WHAT?! South Sudan Diplomat Embarrassingly Urinates During Live Zoom Discussion Panel, Twitter Left in Splits
Three wings of armed forces have been deployed in a massive rescue operation. People are being airlifted who are stranded. Heavy rains have been beating down northern and central Kerala since August 8. Also Read - After Mumbai Police Makes Monica-Chandler Wear Masks, Assam Police Does Same With Pooja Hegde-Prabhas on Poster of Radhe Shyam
Due to heavy rains in Kerala, the state is battling with overflowing rivers, floods that have swept away houses and washed away roads, killing around 100and leaving more than one lakh people homeless. Almost all the 40-odd rivers in the state are in spate. The Kochi International Airport has been shut till Aug 26 and Southern Railway and Kochi Metro have suspended their operations.
The current crisis took a turn for the worse when, in a first, the sluices of 33 dams across Kerala were opened on Tuesday following incessant rains in the higher reaches of the ghats. The famed tourist destination of Munnar continued to be in a bad shape, an official said. The Sabarimala temple also remained cut off by the river Pamba.
The heaviest rains and floods witnessed in the states since 1924 have caused massive destruction with damages to crops and properties that the state has estimated to be over Rs 8,000 crore.