Armed Forces rescue over 1300 people in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh

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New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): The Armed Forces have rescued 1300 people so far in the flood-ravaged states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The Army, the Air Force and the Navy are working round-the-clock to rescue the marooned people and provide the needed relief in the flood-affected areas.

The Army has deployed 14 columns of its men in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh along with life jackets, boats and medical teams.

In view of improvement in the flood situation in Mehboob Nagar district of Andhra Pradesh, three columns of Army personnel were de-requisitioned today from there.

The Air Force has so far deployed 29 aircraft and helicopters including seven Chetaks and 10 MI-8 for rescue and relief operations.

These aircraft have already carried out 255 sorties and dropped huge quantity of food packets in the affected areas.

The Navy has also deployed 15 teams of its divers and experts to rescue the marooned people in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Out of these five teams are at Vijaywada, three at Mehboob Nagar, three at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, two at Karwar and two at Gadag district in Karnataka.

These teams have already rescued more than 500 people from the affected areas. (ANI)

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