12 infants among 22 airlifted from flood-hit Chennai

12 infants among 22 airlifted from flood-hit Chennai.

CHENNAI:  The situation looks grim as rain continues disrupting life in Chennai. The Indian Air Force airlifted 22 people, including 12 infants, from rainwater-inundated parts of the city in Chennai.

IAF officials said the evacuation was done from Ashok Nagar and another adjoining area of the city.

They also airdropped 100 litres of water and 150 food packets.

“12 infants and 10 adults, including six women were today airlifted. The helicopter took off from the Tambaram base.

Other helicopters have also been put on standby,” the officials said.

They added that all the evacuees were winched up during multiple sorties.

Normal life has been hit in Tamil Nadu as incessant rains led to inundation of large areas and authorities have shut down educational institutions. The weather office forecast heavy downpour in the next three days in the state, Puducherry and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

At least 71 people have died due to the rains in Tamil Nadu.

(with inputs from PTI)

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