IAF joins rescue operations

IAF joins rescue operations

IAF joins rescue operations

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has joined the government in rescue and rehabilitation operation using its helicopters.

The team evacuated 22 people from the affected areas near here. Food packets and water contributed by Air Force Station Tambaram were air-dropped.

Choppers
Defence sources said following the request from the district administration, the IAF team operated its high-tech Chetak helicopters at flood affected areas in Kanchipuram district.

The team carried out rescue operations at Mudichur and Manimangalam in the region as lakes and tanks in these areas are overflowing, inundating many houses in the vicinity.

But due to the incessant rain, only six sorties were carried out. “Fresh rain hampered rescue operation. The operation will resume at first light tomorrow (Tuesday),” said a senior defence official.
 
Jaya announces Rs 500-cr relief
With Tamil Nadu hit by monsoon fury causing flood and inundation, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced allocation of Rs 500 crore towards relief and rehabilitation, PTI reports from Chennai.
The Army’s help has been sought to rescue stranded people at nearby Tambaram, she said.
“I have allocated Rs 500 crore towards relief and rehabilitation with immediate effect,” she said.
Jayalalithaa said that besides spending for relief and rehabilitation, the allocation would also be used for disbursement of solatium to affected people
Jayalalithaa had last week announced enhanching compensation to families of those killed in rain-related incidents from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs four lakh, besides relief for injured and death of cattle and poultry.

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