Assam: Indian Army Rescues 150 Civilians Marooned by Floods in Nalbari

Assam: Indian Army Rescues 150 Civilians Marooned by Floods in Nalbari

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Nalbari, July 24, 2019:

Incessant heavy downpour in the Nalbari district in Assam resulted in the breach of embankments of Pagladiya River.

Immediately, a highly trained and well equipped Flood relief column of the Indian Army was mobilised and arrived at the Balitara Village in Nalbari District to undertake a massive humanitarian aid and disaster relief operation.

Operating under heavy downpour, dangerous currents and alarming water levels in addition to the pitch dark night, Indian Army toiled hard and rescued 150 stranded civilians, including 60 women and children, and brought them to safety.

Similarly, the flood situation in another Lower Assam district, Kokrajhar, turned grim on Tuesday due to a renewed spell of incessant rains. This second wave inundated the entire Kokrajhar district as well as many other areas of Lower Assam, causing great distress to villagers residing in these flood-hit areas.

Among the worst-affected were Ajmal modern village, Badi & Chhoti Bhadiyaguri & Kashipara Villages area and many villagers staying in areas adjoining the Gaurang River were stranded due to floods and needed immediate evacuation.

On Tuesday, at around noon, 129 Bn CRPF expert swimmers along with rescue equipments reached the area. Seeing the plight of the stranded villagers, the CRPF jawans immediately sprung into action.

Throughout the day, more than 400 men, women, and children from the villages were evacuated to safer places. The rescue work was carried out continuously till evening time.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 25, 2019