Yamunanagar: The Army and National Disaster Response Force in a joint operation rescued 52 villagers of Yamunanagar’s Lapra village, who were stranded there following the flash flood caused by severe rainfall.

Earlier, the rescue operations received a jolt due to the incessant rainfall which slowed down the entire process.
    
The rains had led to an alarming increase in the water level of river Yamuna, even as a record over 8 lakh cusecs water was flowing through the Hathni Kund barrage, prompting the authorities to sound a high alert in the neighbouring districts of Karnal, Panipat and Sonipat.
    
The villagers, who used to cultivate musk melons and water melons on that piece of land, got trapped as the water level of river Yamuna rose menacingly.

The pre-mature arrival of monsoon came down heavily on North India leaving many states in this region, including Haryana flooded, creating trouble for the inhabitants.

(JPN/Agencies)

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