Assam Floods: Situation Grim, Army Called Out For Rescue Operations

Army has been called out to rescue marooned people and IAF has been put on standby as Assam reels under one of the worst flood fury. As many as 14 people died till Sunday. 21 of 33 districts that have been hit by flood.

This is the second wave of flood that has hit the state. The first wave which lasted from April to July claimed 85 lives and hit nearly 19 lakh population.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that the Army has been called out to assist the local administration in rescuing marooned people in Nagaon and Kokrajhar districts. “On Assam government’s request, IAF has also put its men on standby, their choppers can be deployed in minimum time for air dropping of relief and rescue operations,” state project coordinator of disaster management Rajib Prakash Baruah said.

“We have also deployed additional forces from National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response force,” Baruah said.

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