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Updated December 21st, 2023 at 17:22 IST

Army rescues 416 stranded in severe flood-hit Srivaikundam in Thoothukudi district | LIVE

Indian Army's amphibious units rescued 416 in flooded Srivaikundam, aiding six villages with food, medical support, and fuel.

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The Army  teams using  BAUT and local fishermen boats to rescue stranded villagers
The Army teams using BAUT and local fishermen boats to rescue stranded villagers | Image:Defence PRO, Chennai
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Chennai rains LIVE: With heavy rainfall persisiting in the Southern states of Tamil Nadu, the amphibious units of the Indian Army executed critical relief efforts in the flood-stricken area near Srivaikundam in Shivgalai village, rescuing over 400 villagers who were stranded, said defence officals . Split into four teams, they employed Boat Assault Universal Type (BAUT) and local fishermen's boats to rescue and aid marooned villagers.

An official from Defence PRO stated, “Indian Army's amphibious warriors are conducting relief measures at the heart of the flood-hit area near Srivaikundam in Shivgalai village.”

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The teams successfully evacuated six villages—Undiyaloor, Perunkulam, Mel Mangalakurichi, Keel Mangalakurichi, Azhadiyoor, and Aathamadam—assisting a total of 416 individuals today. 

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Their efforts included providing food, medical aid, and distributing petrol for boat operations. According to reports, this quick and coordinated response from the army brought much-needed relief to the heart of the flood-affected region.

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Published December 21st, 2023 at 07:13 IST

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