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Kerala sends police to help students' rescue in Tamil Nadu

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Authorities here on Sunday rushed a police team to help in rescue operations of over a dozen students caught up in a fire in forest area in bordering district, Police said.

Behra said instructions have been issued to district police to give all assistance in the rescue operation.

"Medicines and also have been sent to the spot. Behra spoke to his counterpart and assured of all help. He also asked State Fire and for all possible assistance," a from Behra's office late Sunday night said.

borders the famed Thekkady tourist destination in

Authorities in were engaged in the operation to rescue students caught in the forest fire, with saying the has been pressed into service.

The students, who are from and Coimbatore, were trekking in the when they got caught in the fire.



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 23:00 IST