Assam Flood- Sixth day of flood rescue and relief operations continued in various parts of Assam by Indian Army. Indian Army also assisted the local administration in distribution of relief material and restoration tasks.
At flood affected Rangia in Kamrup Rural district, Indian Army organised a medical camp at Fatima School to provide medical succour to stranded locals staying in temporary camps. Fresh water, ration and cooked food and other relief material was also delivered.
A bridge on the road between Changsari and Rangia was repaired by the Army Engineers. 24 hour helpline was established to attend to distress calls. The locals appreciated the efforts of the Indian Army. Relief material was transported on boats to Hoinadi, Dihina and Ekadi villages near Hajo in Kamrup district. In Barpeta district, 48 locals were rescued at Sardebadi village. The relief column assisted in restoration of electricity.
Continuing with the rescue efforts nine columns of Indian Army are assisting Civil Administration in distributing relief material and restoration of basic amenities at inaccessible locations in Kamrup Rural, Darrang, Barpeta and Tamulpur . Approx 6000 people rescued by Indian Army since 16 June 2022.
Near Mangaldai in Darrang district, a pregnant lady was stranded in Kekrabadi village for more than 72 hours . One of the Rescue Column swiftly responded and conducted a tough and risky rescue operation and the pregnant lady was brought to safety. She was provided first aid and subsequently sent for advanced health care.
In Kamrup district, another Column treaded through deep and fast flowing waters and reached Bagta a village where at least 60 stranded locals were waiting to be rescued including ladies, old women and children. The most emotional moment was seeing a lady carry new born child and another pregnant lady waiting to be evacuated. Ambulance and doctors were called for at the base station and both ladies including new born were shifted to medical care.