Bengaluru, Aug 13: Air Force has rescued 500 stranded people in the flood ravaged districts of Karnataka in which 48 people have died in flood related incidents and lakhs of people lost their houses, Air Marshal S K Ghotia said today.
Speaking to newsmen here on Tuesday, he said that the Indian Air Force pilots are 'trained for tough situations. The rescue operations have been conducted in a smooth manner so far. Three hundred and sixty five people, including 25 foreign tourists, were rescued on Monday and we have been tasked to rescue another 200 people from Hampi today."
He said that 16 people are still missing after floods hit several parts of the State last week. More than 1,000 villages have been affected and 40,000 houses have been damaged.
Air Force rescues 500 stranded people in flood ravaged districts in Karnataka