SRIKAKULAM: As many as 19 daily wagers were stranded in a cashew nut orchard abutting the brimming Nagavali river for more than 18 hours at Killipalem of Etcherla mandal in Srikakulam district on Saturday. However, they were rescued by the police and fire officials on Sunday morning.
According to the sources, the Nagavali river is brimming owing to the heavy rain in its catchment areas in the last few days.
In total 28 labourers, natives of Killipalem, Kanugupeta and Anakapalle, went to a cashew orchard at Killipalem on Saturday morning. But, they were stranded in the orchard as Nagavli swelled up by the evening. Nine of them swam across the river on Saturday evening, but the others were held up as they did not know swimming.
The police and fire officials rescued them on Sunday morning. to their village safely.