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Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment

  Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment   Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 19 October 2021   Overexploitation of natural resources and haphazard development by humans has led to climate change, resulting in long-lasting consequences on the environment. This is increasing health hazards and natural disasters, and more, day by day. The torrential flooding being witnessed recently in the state of Kerala in India is a prime example of this, say many experts.   This is not the first time that Kerala, a state of 34 million people, has been devastated by floods. It saw the worst floods in a century in 2018 when severe rains caused flash floods and landslides, killing nearly 500 people and leaving a million homeless. The following year, more than 125 people were killed in flash floods and landslides across the state. More than 50 were killed in August last year after landslides struck the hilly Munnar region.   The latest spell of torrential

Man saves infant swept off in flash flood


Man saves infant swept off in flash flood

 

Heavy rains cause flash floods in Mumbai in which a child is swept away and saved by a man.

Heavy rains have been lashing Mumbai the commercial capital of India since August 4, 2020, and a red alert had been sounded for the same.

 

The city received over 150 millimetres of rainfall in 24 hours following which low-lying areas got flooded and drains were overflowing.

 

A video that has gone viral in the social media, shows a child being swept away along with flotsams in one such flash flood in a drain along hutments at Santacruz, a suburb of Mumbai.

 

Residents are aghast at the sight and shout for help.

 

A young man jumps into the gushing flood water and quickly picks by the child, rescuing him from sure death. He then hands over the traumatised child to the residents. 



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