Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25:
The district administration officials today resumed the operation and rescued around 23 migrant workers from Odisha who were stranded in neighbouring Telangana due to flash flood.
The labourers had taken shelter at Edupayala Kanaka Durga Temple of Ghanpur ayacut after rain waters reached the site on Friday evening where they were engaged for construction of a check dam at Edupayala.
Three helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were pressed into service to rescue the distressed people caught in floods in Telangana’s Medak district on Saturday. However, the helicopters had to suspend operations after two rescue attempts failed owing to heavy rains.
According to reports, the officials opened the gates thereby evacuating 1.40 lakh cusecs of water to Nizamsagar project after heavy inflows reached Singur project due to incessant rains in Manjeera catchment areas and neighbouring Karnataka and Maharashtra.
District administration officials, local police, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the IAF were engaged in the operation.