Maharashtra: IAF helicopters called for rescue operations in Chiplun, Khed towns of Ratnagiri district
Two Indian Air Force helicopters have been called in for rescue operations of people stranded in Chiplun and Khed towns in Maharashtra. BN Patil, District Collector of Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district has confirmed the ongoing rescue operations.
Seven Navy teams and two National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) teams are on their way. The airforce helicopters are waiting for weather clearance to take off from Mumbai.
Though both these towns of Ratnagiri district have been affected due to heavy rains, Chiplun has been the worst affected.
Explaining further, BN Patil said there are three reasons for the water logging in Chiplun and Khed town.