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Assam Flood: Army launches flood relief operations

Due to heavy rainfall in Dima Hasao district, multiple landslides have led to disruption of rail communication between Haflong- Guwahati.

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GUWAHATI- The Army has launched it’s rescue and relief operation to district administration in Dima Hasao and Cachar district of Assam that has been hit by a first wave of floods.

The troops of Spear Corps in Masimpur including Assam Rifles launched a joint flood rescue operations in general area of Balichara & Borkhola in Cachar District of Assam on 14 May 22.

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Swift & coordinated actions were carried out to rescue precious lives caught in the areas inundated by River Jatinga with priority given to women, the elderly, infirm & young children. The timely and swift action resulted in many lives being saved and a major disaster being averted. Rescue efforts are ongoing with the locals appreciating the yeoman service.

In Dima Hasao district, a Columns of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Spear Corps was activated to assist the civil administration in providing relief to more than 1000 stranded passengers and facilitated their evacuation to Guwahati.

Due to heavy rainfall in Dima Hasao district, multiple landslides have led to disruption of rail communication between Haflong- Guwahati.

Assam Flood: Army launches flood relief operations

Acting promptly, a Relief Column of Assam Rifles was moved to New Haflong Railway station at 1730 hrs on 14 May 2022.  The troops provided relief to the stranded passengers in terms of food, drinking water and basic medical assistance.

The Assam Rifles column also took over security around Railway station and worked in close coordination with Civil Administration to prevent any law-and-order contingency arising out of the tense situation.

In a synergized and well-coordinated operation with Civil Administration, the stranded passengers have been evacuated back to Guwahati from Haflong Railway station by rerouting of trains.

Based on the request of villagers of Hokai Pungchi (6 Km from Haflong) in Dima Hasao District of Assam, Haflong Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Spear Corps launched a Relief Column  to the location on 14 May 2022.

Incessant rainfall had triggered a landslide and many houses were engulfed in it and five persons were reported missing under the debris at the site.The troops evacuated ladies, elderly people and children to safer places.Two of the missing were rescued and later on one dead body was recovered from the debris. Search for balance two missing persons is still on.

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