Vadodara, August 2: As heavy rains lashed Gujarat, a heartwarming video of a Gujarat cop saving a baby from flood hit area in Vadodara has surfaced on social media. In the video, Govind Chavda can be seen carrying the 45-day-old baby in a tub on his head while wading through water from Devipura locality near Vishwamitri railway station. Gujarat Rains: Heavy Showers Lead to Flash Floods in Vadodara, IMD Predicts More Rainfall in Coming Days.
Talking to media, Chavda said, "It was a little difficult since the baby is 1.5 months old. We felt we did something we may not get to do again. We are always ready for public service." IPS officer Shamsher Singh shared the video on his twitter account, after which it went viral on social media. In another tweet, he wrote, “Proud of the humanitarian work of this cop in Vadodara. Great courage & dedication. Rescued the baby & family.”
Video of Incident:
Video clip of rescue operation of baby of 45 days by cop Govind Chavda pic.twitter.com/vOgj3Fe6lv
— Dr. Shamsher Singh IPS (@Shamsher_IPS) August 1, 2019
Around five people lost their lives in flash floods in Gujarat since Wednesday. Due to floods, more than 5,000 people have been evacuated to safer places. Around 500 mm of rain was recorded in the state till Thursday morning. Apart from Vadodara city, the surrounding areas in Central Gujarat were also battered by torrential rains.
In the wake of floods in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a meeting in state capital Gandhinagar to take stock of the situation. According to reports, two columns of Army and fire brigade have been pressed into service to help stranded people. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are also taking part in the rescue operation. Due to flash floods, several trains passing through the city were cancelled.