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Heavy rain in Karnataka and Maharashtra

Goa: Two youth from Poriem who had gone to catch crabs in the Valvonti river at Vitthalapur were rescued by Bicholim fire station officials on Tuesday night. Locals said that Babli Tulshidas Gaonkar and Pradesh Rama Gaonkar were catching crabs in the shallow waters along the bank of the river when a sudden rise in the river’s water level left them marooned.

Heavy rain in the catchment area of the river in Karnataka and Maharashtra led to the sudden increase in water level. Locals called the Bicholim fire station after they heard the duo shouting for help. Shripad Gawas, Bicholim fire station’s officer, said, “Our fireman went to the spot after we received information at 7pm that two youth were trapped in the river. With the help of a boat and a rope the youths were rescued.”

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