Rescue operations to take people stranded in different parts of the city to safer zones, are going strong in Chennai. Over a hundred people have been rescued by teams of Army, Indian Air Force (IAF), and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
Due to the floods caused by heavy rains in the city, some areas have been completely submerged, with water rising up to the second storey of many buildings.
Those who have been transferred to safe places by IAF include 50 students who were stranded at SRM University, and a pregnant woman who was airlifted on December 3 from one of the worst affected areas in the city.
“We sent about 120 rescued people to Delhi carried by a C-130J (Super Hercules) this morning and another 20 have been sent to Arakonnam, from where they will fly out in different aircraft,” a senior IAF official informed The Hindu.
Air Force officials are working on evacuating those who are stranded and they are also delivering food supplied to those who are unable to move out of their homes and do not have access to food. A senior IAF official said they expect to rescue about 1,200 people in next few days.
This video shows pregnant woman being airlifted along with her child.
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