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Real Heroes Of Cyclone Amphan

20 May 2020


Bhubaneswar: For the ordinary man, a fireman is the image of a saviour, a rescuer, who responds to emergency situations and protects people.

True to that image, firemen deployed in Mahakalpada of Kendrapara district for rescue and restoration purposes in view of Cyclone Amphan, rushed to rescue Janaki Sethi, a woman in labour.

Family members of Janaki had contacted the ambulance service but it could not reach her as the road was completely blocked due to fallen trees uprooted by Cyclone Amphan.

On receiving information, two fire service teams with men and machinery rushed to the woman's house braving strong winds and torrential rain.

These teams had to clear 22 fallen trees with power saws to reach Janaki's home.

By the time they reached her house, Janaki was in excruciating pain.

Without losing a moment, these brave men rushed her to Mahakalpada Community Health Centre (CHC).

However, en route to the CHC, Janaki gave birth to a girl child inside the Fire Service vehicle.

The newborn and the mother who are now admitted to the CHC are doing well.

Thus two precious lives were saved for the valiant deed of these fire fighters-the real heroes of Cyclone Amphan.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has praised and congratulated the employees of the Odisha Fire Service for their dedicated humanitarian work which resulted in saving the lives of the mother and child.

Patnaik using his personal twitter handle has wished a bright future for the newborn.