Three dead, 57000 affected in Assam floods

Dispur/ Bhubaneswar: Roughly as many as 57,000 people across seven districts of Assam have been affected by the disastrous floods in the state.

Recorded data shows that close to 222 villages have been impacted by the flood. Around 10321.44 hectares of land has submerged under water now. Three people including a child lost their life during the calamity. The flood has also caused destruction to cattle life and property. A total of 1,434 animals and 202 houses have been damaged so far.

Army, para-military forced, Fire and Emergency Services and SDRf carried out immediate rescue and relief operations in the flood hit areas of the state. Bridges, canals and roads have been destroyed in Hojai, Nagaon and Lakhmipur districts of the state.

Constant heavy rainfall caused landslides in 12 villages of Dima Hasao district on May 14. Landslides, waterlogging adversely affected the railway tracks and bridges. Due to the growing serious situations, the Northeast Frontier Railways made changes in train services. Despite precautions, two trains got stranded mid-way. Both the trains were carrying around 1400 passengers each.  With the help of Air Force, NDRF, Assam rifles and the local people, the railways initiated a massive evacuation response.

In a statement, the railways mentioned that 1,245 passengers stranded at Ditokcherra station have been bought to Silachar and Badarpur and 119 have been bought to Silachar by the Indian Air Force.

During the rescue operation and evacuation process, the railways also ensured proper sanitation, provision of medical facilities, food and drinking water.

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