Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in India’s Kerala

FILE PHOTO: A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas moves through a water-logged road in Aluva, southern state of Kerala, India, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File photo

KOCHI/CHENGANNUR (Reuters) – Divya G. clung to a floating banana plant, then used a rope to pull herself to safety through neck-deep water as floods inundated her home in southern India. After more than a day camped with her family on the upper floor of her neighbors two-storey house, they were spotted by a fishing […]

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