Kumram Bheem Asifabad/Mancherial: At least 40 persons including some women and young girls, who were stranded between two streams, were rescued by police at Komatiguda village in Wankidi mandal on Thursday night. They were stranded in the floods caused by heavy rains that lashed several parts of the district.
Incidentally, Wankidi mandal received the highest rainfall of 361 mm in Telangana.
Superintendent of Police (Administration) YVS Sudheendra, Wankidi Inspector D Sudhar and their team brought the school going children, women and elderly people of the village carried out a midnight rescue operation that lasted till till 4 am. The girls, women and others who were shifted by boats, expressed gratitude to the policemen for saving their lives by swiftly responding to their SOS.
In a similar incident, nine construction workers are stranded in a temporary camp where they were staying on the shores of Peddavagu near Penchikalpet mandal following floods on Thursday night. Rescue operations are still on to bring them to safety.
Peddavagu, a tributary of Godavari, is in spate following discharge of surplus water from Kumram Bheem project, submerging the camp where the workers were residing to build a high-level bridge across the water body.
Meanwhile, two colonies in Mancherial town were inundated by flood waters caused by heavy rains in the upstream area of Rallavagau. They were rescued in a joint operation by local policemen and National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF). Around 20 residents of LIC Colony and NTR Colony were stranded in floods that partially submerged their houses.
On coming to know about their plight, Inspector ML Mutti Linagaiah, Sub-Inspector V Praveen Kumar rushed to the spot and took up rescue operations. They, along with members of the NDRF team, brought the residents to safer places using boats.
Three youngsters, who were stranded in a tiny island on a minor irrigation project at Komatichenu village in Kasipet mandal, were rescued by Mandamarri police on Thursday night. Mandamarri Inspector Pramood Rao, Devapur Sub-Inspector Vijayender and his counterpart from Kasipet Naresh rescued the three.
Low-lying areas in some villages in Hajipur mandal were submerged following discharge of surplus water from Sripada Yellampalli project, causing inconvenience to residents. Hajipur Sub-Inspector Chandrasekhar shifted the flood-hit families to safer places using boats with the help of locals at Vempalli, Mulkalla and other villages.
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