Odisha Fire Services personnel starts rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Fire Services personnel starts rescue operations in floods-hit Kerala . Odisha Fire Services personnel deployed in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts to assist rescue operations in  KeralaFloods. Rendering their best efforts to help people of Kerala said DG Fire Services BK Sharma.

More than 100 rescued Odia labourers in  Kerala housed in Ernakulam district; maximum workers are from  Ganjam district.

Odisha Government on Saturday sent a large contingent of Odisha Fire Services personnel to conduct rescue operations in the affected areas .

As many as 240 personnel along with 75 power boats left for Kerala to rescue marooned people at different places in Kerala, said Fire Services DG BK Sharma.

The team led by Chief Fire Officer Sukant Sethi went by an IAF flight from the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. “This is certainly a matter of pride for the Odisha Fire Services. Earlier, Odisha fire personnel had done tremendous job during Cyclone Hudhud in coastal Andhra Pradesh. We also hope that our fire personnel will play a crucial role in flood operations in Kerala,” Sharma said.

Similarly, a four-member team of Labour and ESI Department officials led by an Assistant Labour Commissioner also left for Thiruvananthapuram to help the Odia labourers stuck in the Kerala floods.

As many as 140 Odia labourers have stranded in different factories. They are from Ganjam, Puri, Nayagarh, Kandhamal and other districts. Speaking to mediapersons, Labour Minister Sushant Singh said the team would rescue the Odia labourers stranded in Kochi and Trivandrum and make arrangements to bring them back to Odisha safely.

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