Goa CM expresses gratitude to flood rescue workers

Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday expressed his heart-felt gratitude to the thousands of people who were part of rescue and relief operations in Goa, which faced floods due to heavy rains over the last one month.

Sawant began his Independence Day speech in Panaji on Thursday, saying the help rendered by the officials in the disaster management efforts could never be forgotten.

"Today Goa is facing a flood situation as is India. So many people lost their lives. In Goa, so many relief workers, disaster management volunteers have come together to extend a helping hand. We can never forget this help we have received," Sawant said.

Floods in Goa due to excessive rains have caused losses to the tune of hundreds of crores according to the state administration officials.

--IANS

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