NDRF rescues 125 people from flood affected areas in Bongaigaon

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, July 11: 125 people have been rescued from the flood-affected areas in Bongaigaon district July 10 and 11. Eleven teams of the NDRF, comprising about 280 personnel, have been deployed to tackle the flood situation in Assam. Incessant rainfall during the last four days in Assam have risen water level of river Aie & Brahmaputra created flood in District Bongaigaon & Morigaon.

“The NDRF teams have evacuated 125 people in the Bongaigaon so far, relief and rescue operation is continuing,” said RS Gill, Officiating Commandant, 1st Battalion NDRF.

The flood situation in District Bongaigaon Assam initiated on Wednesday with the rain-fed Aie River in Bongaigaon & embankment breach of river Brahmaputra in District Morigaon inundating areas rendering many homeless and damaging roads and crops. All the 125 people have been evacuated to safer places in view of the water logging situation in many areas.

11 rescue teams have been positioned in the districts of Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Guwahati, Silchar, Jorhat & Morigaon in view of the floods. A 24-hours NDRF control room in Guwahati is closely monitoring the situation and in touch with other agencies with regard to the developing situation in the state.

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