CRPF jawans form human chain to assist people in flood-hit

Sukma: A team of the second battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans on Thursday formed a human chain to help people navigate across a bridge, which got flooded due to overflowing of Malger river in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

According to new agency ANI, the relief and rescue CRPF team stood ankle-deep in floodwater in Sukma’s Gaadiras for more than an hour in a chain formation to help the stranded people going to their relatives’ houses on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.

A jawan after helping all the stuck people successfully said, “Sisters were crossing it (bridge) to meet their brothers on Raksha Bandhan but couldn’t as it’s flooded, we helped them.”

Incessant rains had lashed Chhattisgarh over the past few days leading to flood-like situation in several places of the state. More than 100 villages in Bastar division of the state suffered severe damage in the torrential downpour on August 10. Around 2,000 people were evacuated to relief camps set up in Sukma district on the day as heavy rain wreaked havoc across the state.

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