VIDEO: Kerala rains rescue worker runs across bridge with child in arms, minutes before it went under water

The heroic act was caught on camera minutes before the bridge submerged. The water level rose as the fifth shatter of the Idukki dam was opened and the reservoir's water was released into the Cheruthoni river.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 14, 2018 1:12:13 pm

kerala, kerala floods, kerala rains, kerala flood videos, kerala flood rescue, kerala flood relief operation, kerala news, indian express, viral video The man managed to save the child just minutes before the bridge submerged. (Source: News18 Kerala/ Facebook)

With Kerala reeling under heavy rains and flash floods, a heartwarming video of a rescue effort has gone viral on social media. In a heroic effort that was caught on camera, a man is seen running across a bridge with a child in his arms minutes before the Cheruthoni bridge went under water.

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The footage by News18 Kerala was captured on camera as the fifth shutter of the Idukki dam was opened and the reservoir’s water was released into the Cheruthoni river. The NDRF man, who ran across the bridge in the nick of time managed to save the child and is now being hailed as a hero online. The bridge is currently submerged. (Read this news in Malayalam)

Watch the video here:

As the water level reached an alarming level, the shutters of the Idukki dam were opened for the first time in 26 years. As of now, 29 people have died in the floods while over 50,000 people have been evacuated and shifted to camps.

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