More than 1,000 people, 500 cattle have been rescued after flooding in low-lying areas of Delhi
NEW DELHI, July 12 (IANS) As areas near Yamuna in the national capital face severe flooding in low-lying areas after the river crossed the danger mark and reached 207.71 meters on Wednesday, Delhi Police along with other agencies rescued more than 1,000 people and more. of 500 head of cattle.
During a boat patrol to locate trapped people, the police discover a man perched in a tree, desperately searching for safety.
Police sources said the man, named as Jitender, had been sitting in the tree for the last 22 hours in order to save his life.
Delhi Police, including senior officers, were actively involved in coordinating rescue efforts with various agencies. Their actions included making public announcements, using drones to locate those trapped, and arranging boats for rescue operations.
Thousands of people staying in homes and markets along the river were moved to safer areas as their surroundings were flooded.
Police said that during the operations, 1,065 people and 517 head of livestock were rescued. In Shahdara district, five cattle were rescued while 190 people and 100 cattle were rescued in Osmanpur.
“In Shastri Park, 100 people and 175 cattle were rescued while in Sonia Vihar, 200 people and 150 cattle stuck in flooded areas were evacuated,” a senior police official said.
“65 people and 12 cattle were rescued in Mayur Vihar district, while 450 people and 50 cattle were evacuated from Pandav Nagar district,” the official said.