Vadodara floods: Rescue workers combat Crocodiles to save people

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Vadodara: Flood water brings in Crocs
Vadodara, Sept 12: It is not just the flood water that rescue workers have to face to reach lifeboats to stranded people, but also crocodiles. In few of the scariest rescue operations, workers were awaited by crocodiles in residential complexes that made the process more cumbersome.

The fact is, when water from the Vishwamitri river gushed into the residential area of the Sama-Savli road, 5 crocodiles too flowed in.

Om Jadeja, a fire brigade officer said,"When we were rescuing people from the colony, I spotted a crocodile swimming near our boat. It was risky as we had to ensure that people don't step into the water. Also, we couldn't tell people about the crocodiles as they would have panicked and put lives of others in the lifeboat at risk."

He further said,"The crocodiles were following our rescue boats all the time. About six came in the colony after the wall of EME got washed away on Tuesday. The crocodiles didn't have any exit route from the colony so they kept moving around inside. However, they did not interfere with our operations."

One of the residents, a resident of Siddharth Bungalows too spotted crocodiles and snakes swimming near the house.

The Vishwamitri river has 204 crocodiles. Incidentally, a similar incident had happened in the 2005 floods when crocodiles had residential areas.

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