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Kerala Rains: Armed Forces Mount Massive Recue Operation

India | News18 | August 17, 2018, 9:46 am
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 Air Force personnel carry out rescue operations at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi. (Image: PTI)

Air Force personnel carry out rescue operations at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi. (Image: PTI)

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 Army and Air Force swing into action for the disaster relief and rescue operation which is going on in the disaster-hit districts in Kerala. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Army and Air Force swing into action for the disaster relief and rescue operation which is going on in the disaster-hit districts in Kerala. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Total eight columns of Army have been deployed in different parts of Kerala. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Total eight columns of Army have been deployed in different parts of Kerala. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The Army station located at Pangode in Trivandrum had already deployed one column of Army personnel under the supervision of a Captain rank officer in Idukki district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The Army station located at Pangode in Trivandrum had already deployed one column of Army personnel under the supervision of a Captain rank officer in Idukki district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 They are stationed at Adimali in Idukki and rescue operation is progressing. (Image: Special Arrangement)

They are stationed at Adimali in Idukki and rescue operation is progressing. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 DSC Kannur has deployed one column of DSC personnel to Idukki. So Idukki presently has two column of defence personnel in operation. (Image: Special Arrangement)

DSC Kannur has deployed one column of DSC personnel to Idukki. So Idukki presently has two column of defence personnel in operation. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 DSC Kannur has deployed four more column at Iritty, Thamarassery, Wayanad and Malappuram. (Image: Special Arrangement)

DSC Kannur has deployed four more column at Iritty, Thamarassery, Wayanad and Malappuram. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The rescue mission in Wayanad district is controlled by a Lieutenant Colonel. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The rescue mission in Wayanad district is controlled by a Lieutenant Colonel. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 One column of Army posted by DSC Kannur at Wayanad divided themselves into two groups and one in Vaithiry and Panamaram areas in Wayanad. They are carrying out rescue operations in close quarters with the Civil Administration. (Image: Special Arrangement)

One column of Army posted by DSC Kannur at Wayanad divided themselves into two groups and one in Vaithiry and Panamaram areas in Wayanad. They are carrying out rescue operations in close quarters with the Civil Administration. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The DSC personnel with three columns cleared roadblocks so as to clear flow of water in the right direction and made temporary bridges in the Thamarassery Churam and Kozhikode. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The DSC personnel with three columns cleared roadblocks so as to clear flow of water in the right direction and made temporary bridges in the Thamarassery Churam and Kozhikode. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Due to the unfavourable climate, the team took almost eight hours to travel 46 km. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Due to the unfavourable climate, the team took almost eight hours to travel 46 km. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The timely intervention and assistance by the defence forces helped affected people bring to safer places. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The timely intervention and assistance by the defence forces helped affected people bring to safer places. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The rescue operation carried out by Army and Air Force in association with NDRF personnel is still going on. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The rescue operation carried out by Army and Air Force in association with NDRF personnel is still going on. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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