In Uttarakhand, officials quickly acted to save a horse that would have drowned in the Yamuna.
As Kerala and Karnataka slowly pick up the pieces after the massive floods, other states in the country too have been facing the wrath of the rains. Scroll reports that parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and northern states like Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have been affected with floods. Delhi and Gurugram too received heavy rainfall yesterday.
In Uttarakhand, the Yamuna river has been overflowing due to heavy rains reported in the state, according to NDTV, which also states that a heavy-to-very-heavy-rain alert was issued by the regional weather office last week. The district administration had increased monitoring efforts after the state experienced flood-like situations in several parts.
Well, the rain-fed Yamuna was about to claim a victim. A horse was being swept away by the river in Uttarkashi’s Syana Chatti. It would have definitely lost its life, had SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) not stepped in.
Watch how the SDRF officials rescued the animal.
#WATCH: A team of SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) rescues a horse from river Yamuna in Uttarkashi’s Syana Chatti. #Uttarakhand (27.08.2018) pic.twitter.com/I2FAASOLyx
— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2018
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(Edited by Shruti Singhal)