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As per report on Friday evening, the 5th shutter of the Cheruthoni dam in Idukki was opened. In minutes, the river water charged forward in full speed. Meanwhile on the Cheruthoni Bridge, a few metres away from the dam, a man was seen running holding a child close to his chest across the Cheruthoni Bridge as the water started flowing over it.
As per report this visual, captured by a cameraman from Idukki in Kerala has since gone viral. It was aired on Friday, the clip showed a rescue officer in a blue rain coat and umbrella running across the bridge which stood in the middle of an overflowing river. Moreover the officer risked his life to get the feverish child to the hospital on the other end of the bridge and further behind the officer were two other men running along with him in their collective attempts to save the child's life.
Furthermore on one side of the Cheruthoni bridge is
the town and hospital, and on the other side are a few houses and a mosque. Further
the brave officer has been identified as Kanhaiya Kumar, a National Disaster
Rescue Force personnel and a native of Bihar who was stationed in Idukki to
undertake relief and rescue operations. As per reports, it was merely minutes
after the 5th and final shutter of the dam had been opened that Kanhaiya Kumar
attempted the brave act.