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Trying to avoid hitting a cow, ambulance meets with accident

Trying to avoid hitting a cow, ambulance meets with accident Sumesh Rajan July 23 2022   An attempt by the ambulance driver to avoid hitting a cow lying in the middle of the road led to an accident at Shiroor toll plaza in Karnataka state of India on July 20, killing four people. CCTVs at the toll plaza captured the entire unfortunate event. The visuals show two toll gate attendants rushing to the emergency lane -- one to clear the barriers placed on the middle of the road, while another tries to shoo the cow. However, the ambulance speeds in and as the driver tries to avoid hitting the cow, it skids off the wet road before ramming into the toll booth. Three people are thrown out of the vehicle due to the impact of the crash, while the cow miraculously escapes and walks away safely from the accident scene. The ambulance driver, Roshan Rodrigues, who sustained injuries, told media persons: “There were emergency gates for vehicles (such as ambulances) and as I came across, the staff were

Forest officials rescue woman and her infant from raging waterfall

 Forest officials rescue woman and her infant from raging waterfall

Sumesh Rajan

Mumbai: 28 October 20211


In a heroic rescue operation, without giving a thought to their own safety or life, forest department staff in the state of Tamil Nadu rescued a woman and her infant from a waterfall whose water level suddenly increased due to inclement weather.


The incident took place at Aanaivari Muttal waterfalls, a popular tourist spot in Atur Taluka of Salem district in Tamil Nadu on October 25.


The whole nail-biting rescue operation was captured on video by a bystander.


The video shows a woman clutching her baby, balancing on a rocky mountain ledge on one side and the raging and surging waterfall on the other side, making it impossible for her to climb up.


The nearby forest department staff who had been alerted to her plight rushed to her aid, and descended the hill to rescue the precariously clutching mother and infant duo. While a couple of officials grab hold of the baby and take the child to safety, another duo rescues the mother, even as onlookers on the other side of the falls scream and warn the men to be careful as they may slip and fall into the water. As there was no path, the only way to carry out the operation was to use a rope and climb up the rocks to safety. 


Unfortunately, just as the crowd predicts, two of the rescuers slip and fall into the raging waters and are swept away in the raging waters. However, being adept swimmers, the duo swim to safety down river.


Apart from the mother and daughter, the officials had also rescued a few other tourists trapped on the other side of the water.


Sharing the video of the incident on Twitter, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin praised the brave efforts of the forest department officials in saving the mother and child duo, stating: “The courageous act of those who saved the mother and daughter is commendable.”


According to Salem District Forest Officer (DFO) K Gowtham, the waterfall is formed by the drainage of rainwater from the Kalvarayan hills. “If heavy rainfall occurs in the Karumandurai region on the other side of the Kalvarayan hills, it would be unknown to the people on this side of the hill. Heavy rains can lead to flash flood-like situations in minutes,” said DFO. 


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