#Watch: IAF Helicopter rescues 35 stranded villagers from Thane’s Khadivali

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The people were stuck at their water-logged homes in Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area of the district since the morning after very heavy rains in the area.

Mumbai| The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday deployed a helicopter to rescue around 58 people who were stranded at a village in Thane district of Maharashtra following heavy rains, an official said. All the 58 people stranded were rescued by the IAF Mi-17 Helicopter. The people were stuck at their water-logged homes in Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area of the district since the morning after very heavy rains in the area.

Around 58 villagers, including 16 children, were rescued and shifted to a safer place. Three rescue teams of the Navy were also in touch with the state administration and prepared to render any help required. Two columns of the Army, comprising 120 personnel, were also on way to Thane to help in the rescue efforts.

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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Gondia district as part of his ongoing ‘Maha Janadesh Yatra’, thanked the IAF for the quick help.


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