Pune: NDRF Rescues 2-Month-Old Girl Trapped With Mother For 48 Hours

Shikha Chaurasia
Pune, October 16, 2020: There has been incessant rain for the last 48 hours due to which a flood-like situation has arisen in rural areas. The Neera and Karha rivers, located in the Baramati area of the district, have submerged  villages situated near their banks.
Teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are continuously rescuing people from these areas.
Three members of the Sonwalkar family, who had been stranded in flood since the last 48 hours in Songaon, along the confluence of the Neera and Karha rivers, have been rescued by the NDRF team on Friday morning. It also includes a two-month-old baby girl.
On Friday morning, the NDRF team came to know that due to floods in Songaon, its contact with the main road has been broken for the last 48 hours and water has penetrated almost all the houses in the village.
An NDRF official said that the family was locked in a room hungry and thirsty for the last 48 hours. If there was some delay, the child’s health could have deteriorated. 26 people have been safely evacuated from this village.
Ajit Pawar, Supriya Sule visit flood-affected areas
MP Supriya Sule, daughter of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, is visiting today. Apart from this, on Thursday evening, the state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar also reached Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad and flood-affected areas in Baramati. The meteorological department has predicted heavy rains for Pune city till Saturday, 17 October. People have been asked to move out of their homes only when the work or need is absolutely necessary.
“Stay away from electric poles”
The local administration has also requested people not to roam around on the roads during this time. They have warned the people to stay away from electric poles or electrical wires. Apart from this, the administration has requested the people to collect and stock the necessary food and drink items at home. In case of any emergency, people have been advised to contact the district administration immediately.