Kerala floods: Indian navy rescues stranded pregnant lady

At least 167 people have lost their lives in Kerala due to floods and rain. Kerala is facing its worst floods since 1924. Normal life has been completely disrupted as large parts of the state are underwater, major roads blocked and rail and air services hit hard

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The woman was stranded and helpless, a distress call was sent to the Indian Navy. The navy first sent a doctor to check on her condition. She was airlifted as it was a matter of urgency as there were no other alternatives. Her water bag started leaking but she has been safely evacuated.

 Video courtesy: Indian Navy

Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. 80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps. Kerala is facing its worst floods since 1924. Normal life has been completely disrupted as large parts of the state are underwater, major roads blocked and rail and air services hit hard

The Kochi airport has been shut down till August 26, major long-distance trains diverted. Rescue operations are being carried out by security forces round the clock and hundreds of people have been airlifted to safety.

As huge swathes of the state became submerged, the Army and Navy pushed in extra troops and the Air Force extra aircraft.

The met office has predicted heavy rainfall till Saturday. Thirteen of the 14 districts in Kerala are on red alert – the exception is Kasaragod. Idukki is the worst affected area.

The Indian Navy has swung into action and has been vigilantly carrying out rescue operations across the state. Twelve fresh teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been rushed by the centre. Altogether, 35 teams are expected to reach the state by evening.