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Kerala Floods: Rescuer Fisherman Dies In Road Accident

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| October 1 , 2018 , 18:22 IST

A fisherman who saved many lives during the recent devastating flood crises in Kerala has died on Sunday.

After a road accident, Jineesh was going through treatment at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. He was one of coastal warriors who were involved in flood rescue operations across Kerala.

While risking his own life Jineesh had saved thousands of lives. He was also dubbed by many as the state's special naval force.

The state government appreciating the role of fisherman’s had offered them welfare schemes as well.

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Finance Minister of Kerala Thomas Isaac in a tweet had said, “Fishermen are the best rescuers. Their potential should be tapped. 200 fishermen are to be recruited into police as coastal wardens.”  

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had also honoured the fishermens with certificates of appreciation.

The Kerala floods was worst in 100 years as over 483 people died and 15 are missing.

At least a million of people were evacuated from Chengannur, Pandanad Edanad, Aranmula, Kozhencherry, Ayiroor, Ranni, Pandalam, Kuttanad, Aluva, and Chalakudy, N.Paravur, Chendamangalam, Eloor and few places in Vypin Island.

All the 14 districts of the state were placed on red alert. The government had declared it a Level 3 Calamity, or calamity of a severe nature.