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Kerala Floods: Fisherman Helps People Climb Onto A Boat By Offering His Back As A Step

Fishermen in Kerala are playing a key role in the rescue efforts

In another example of the outpouring generosity that has become a striking feature of the Kerala flood relief work, a fisherman got down on all fours in flood waters, allowing the rescued people to climb onto the boat by stepping on his back. 

A Twitter user on Sunday, shared the video of the fisherman’s extraordinary act.

Fishermen in Kerala are playing a key role in the rescue work, using their own boats to traverse flood waters and rescuing trapped people

“Fishermen rescued many people with their boats. They were able to rescue 16,000 people in the region using their boats. Their role in this rescue mission was immense,” a statement issued by the Alappuzha District Collectorate said

Their efforts have been recognized by the Kerala government, and CM Vijayan has also promised to compensate them for the efforts.

Kerala is witnessing the worst floods in 100 years, with all rivers in spate. According to an Economic Times report, the death toll reached 372 on Sunday morning and over six lakh people are in relief camps. 

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