NDRF rescues one stranded labourer

NDRF rescues one stranded labourer

A stranded rubber plantation labourer is rescued by NDRF personnel. DH photo.

A labourer who was taking shelter under a tree among the Jodupala hills (14 km from Madikeri). was rescued on Sunday.

He was rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the local police and brought to safety, by navigating a flooding rivulet using nylon ropes.   

The rescued labourer told NDRF and the police that two of his friends were still stranded in the hills, but he had no clue where exactly. NDRF has launched a hunt for the duo.

Following landslides and flooding, the three labourers deserted their homes. 

The rescued labourer is currently lodged at a Sampaje gruel centre. He is too weak even to speak. 

The three labourers belong to North India and were working at a rubber estate in Jodupala.

4 families still stranded

Meanwhile, four families are still stranded in the Jodupala hills.

The families are refusing to come to the gruel centre by abandoning their homes and livestock. The rescue team is compelling them to move to a safer location. 

Meanwhile, the heavy downpour on Sampaje Ghat (NH-275) is slowing down rescue operations.


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