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IAF helicopter airlifts MP home minister from flood-hit village in Datia

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 August 2021, 9:49 IST

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra was among those airlifted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters in flood-hit Datia district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.

Mishra got stuck in a flood-affected village of Datia district where he had gone to help stranded people.


Shivpuri, Sheopur, Gwalior and Datia are the districts hit by a flood in Madhya Pradesh.

On August 3, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who assured all possible help to the flood-hit state.

On August 4, Union Home Minister spoke to Chauhan and assured all possible help to the flood-affected state as well.

One column each of the Indian Army was deployed in flood-affected districts on August 3. Teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) also conducted rescue operations across Shivpuri, Datia and Sheopur.

Earlier today, the Indian Air Force (IAF) rescued 7 people stranded on the roof of a temple in Datia.

(ANI)

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First published: 5 August 2021, 9:49 IST
 
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