[Watch] In Flooded Odisha, Fire Service Personnel Turn Saviour
Bhubaneswar: With floods gripping several districts of the state, Odisha Fire Service personnel are in mission mode, rescuing hundreds of marooned people every day, from the elderly and women to patients and children. They have also been tasked with rescuing animals, clearing roads blocked by uprooted trees and distributing relief.
Fire Service personnel rescued a mother and her daughter from their inundated house on Friday from Dhanua under Tirtol block of Jagatsinghpur district.
A team from Kuchinda fire station rescued six persons from Kathakota in Kujang block of Jagatsinghpur district. Similarly, a team from Tirtol fire station rescued 10 people from a submerged building in Anilopatna of Kujang block. Fire Service personnel are mostly relying on inflatable boats to move people to safety from flooded areas.
An elderly man suffering from fever was also rescued and shifted to hospital by personnel from Balipatna fire station. Another serious patient was rescued from Kathakote village in Kujang block by personnel from Kuchinda and Tirtol fire stations and shifted to hospital.
A total of 44 Odisha Fire Service Response Teams have been deployed in the coastal as well as affected districts for rescue efforts. According to reports, Fire Service personnel have rescued more than 2,500 people so far since floods struck the state.