Maharashtra floods: ‘Central battle room’ fashioned for coordination amongst 3 companies for rescue operations

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NEW DELHI: A ‘central battle room’ has been established on the Division of Army Affairs within the Defence Ministry for shut coordination among the many three wings of the armed forces for flood reduction operations in Maharashtra, the Indian Military stated on Sunday.

With unprecedented rains and resultant overflowing of varied rivers, a lot of areas in Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Sangli and several other different districts of the state have been inundated.

“A central battle room has been established on the Division of Army Affairs for shut coordination between the three Providers for ongoing flood reduction operations in Maharashtra,” the Indian Military stated on Twitter on Sunday.

The variety of deaths as a result of flooding, landslides and different rain-related incidents in components of Maharashtra reached 113 on Sunday with another casualty reported within the final 24 hours, whereas 100 individuals had been lacking after the monsoon fury.

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On the request of the civil administration, the Indian Military’s Southern Command has mobilised flood reduction and rescue groups to help locals in flood-affected areas.

As on Saturday, a complete of 15 flood reduction groups from Aundh Army Station and Bombay Engineering Group, Pune had been deployed for flood reduction and rescue operations in Sangli, Palus, Burli and Chiplun, an official assertion stated.

“The columns are concerned in rescue of villagers stranded in submerged areas and restoring normalcy within the inundated areas.

Over 100 individuals have already been rescued from the affected areas and relocated to secure places,” it had stated on Saturday.

The Indian Military can be offering cooked meals and ingesting water to the villagers.

Medical camps have been established whereby, groups of military medical doctors and nursing assistants have been deployed for offering mandatory first help and medicines to evacuated locals, the assertion added.

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