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Friday, 21 August 2020

Family stuck in flooded fields for 12 hrs, rescued

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, August 20

A civil defense team rescued a family, which got stuck in the flooded fields for 12 hours, by making rafts of empty water bottles here this morning. The rescue operation took two hours as the water was over 7 ft.

The family, which used to rear chicken in the fields, got stuck after yesterday's waterlogging. Despite an alert, the family did not evacuate the field. After waiting the entire night for water to subside, the family raised the alarm in the morning. The villagers called the administration and a team of civil defense warriors rescued them.

"The civil defense team has been aggressively rescuing those stuck in waterlogged areas and even aiding police in traffic management," said Gurugram DC Amit Khatri.

Meanwhile, several parts of Gurugram and key road stretches remained waterlogged on the second consecutive day as rains continued to drench the city on Thursday, triggering traffic snarls.

A 35-year-old man, Sujauddin, from West Bengal died and his wife Junena got injured after a boundary wall of a plot fell on the shanty he was living in Sector 33. Rural areas and villages like Daultabad and Gadoli reported heavy flooding.

The Municipal Corporation evacuated water from residential societies, parks, road and underpasses. The DLF phase-3 underpass where a car got submerged under 10 ft of water was being cleared till the filing of the report.

from The Tribune

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