Hyderabad, Sep 25: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday managed to rescue 24 labourers who were caught in floods in Telangana’s Medak district since Saturday.
The rescue operation, which was halted on Saturday evening due to heavy rains, resumed on Sunday morning.With the help of two Chetak helicopters the labourers stranded in Manjeera river at Yedupayala were rescued , officials said.
The migrant labourers from Madhya Pradesh and Odisha were working for the construction of three bridges in the area.
Telangana assembly’s Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy and Medak District Collector D. Ronald Ross had asked help from the IAF after the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team informed them that it cannot undertake rescue operation with boat due to boulders in the river bed.
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