Ahmedabad, August 11: A brave police constable in Gujarat carried two children on his shoulders and saved them from drowning in flood-affected Morbi district. According to a tweet by ANI, Pruthviraj Jadeja, a Gujarat police constable, carried the two kids for over 1.5 km in flood waters in Kalyanpar village of Morbi district on Saturday. In a 0.30 second video released by ANI, the policeman is seen carrying the two kids on his shoulder in flood affected area and wading in waist-length water. The heroic act of the policeman has won many hearts! Gujarat Flood Situation Remains Grim, IAF Rescues Girl in Flood Affected Jamnagar; Watch Video.
On Saturday, the Tankara tehsil of Morbi district received the highest amount of rainfall in the state at 268 mm, followed by Morbi tehsil at 259 mm, Dhrangadhra in Surendranagar at 209 mm and Rapar in Kutch at 209 mm. Due to torrential rains in Gujarat, a total of 19 deaths have been reported from several districts.
Here's the Video:
#WATCH Pruthviraj Jadeja, a Gujarat police constable carried two children on his shoulders for over 1.5 km in flood waters in Kalyanpar village of Morbi district, to safety. (10.08) #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/2VjDLMbung
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019
In the wake of the heavy downpour, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday held a review meeting to take a stock of the situation. Rupani informed that about 17 dams are overflowing. "Last year, by the end of monsoon, dams had only 56 per cent water. This year there is 60 per cent water stock in dams already,” Rupani told reporters afterwards", he said.
Briefing media about the flood-situation across the state, he said that the Sardar Sarovar dam on the Narmada is overflowing since Friday while another big dam in South Gujarat, Ukai in Surat district is also on the verge of overflowing.