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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 escapes death after huge tree falls on his car

Man escapes death after huge tree falls on his car


Sagaya Fernando
Mumbai: 19 May 2021




Cyclone Tauktae left a trail of destruction along the west coast of India, bringing down structures, ripping off rooftops and uprooting trees.

Many had a lucky escape during this natural calamity.

In one such incident, on May 17 morning, a doctor who was driving his Honda City car in the city of Thane, adjacent to Mumbai, was hit by a huge tree uprooted by the gusty winds of 114 kilometer per hour speed.

Despite the adverse weather condition, being a medical professional, 45-year-old Vascular Surgeon Dr Ritesh Gaikwad, was on his way to the hospital when the incident took place.

When he reached near Naupada Police station in Thane, a huge tree fell on his car crushing it severely and trapping Dr Gaikwad. Seeing the crash, passersby and police personnel rushed to his help. Meanwhile, the fire brigade rescue team who were also alerted about the incident rushed to the site.

The crowd of people including the police and rescue personnel came together and physically tried to lift the fallen tree from the crushed car. After a few minutes of efforts, the rescuers were able to make a gap for the trapped doctor to come out unscathed from the mangled vehicle.

As the much relieved and thankful doctor was pulled out, the crowd broke into cheers. A slightly limping Dr Gaikwad is then escorted for a medical checkup in the nearest hospital. 



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