Assam Flood: Indian Army continued to support the local administration on the seventh day of rescue and relief operations in the districts of Darrang, Barpeta and Kamrup Rural. Seven composite columns have been consistently working day and night to reach out to farthest and remotest flood affected areas to provide supplies and medical succour.
In Kamrup district relief material are being pushed to the flood affected villages in Hajo, Kamalpur , Amingaon and Changsari . The Indian Army doctors also provided medical support for stranded locals at Fatima school for the second day at Rangia.
They also assisted in maintaining good hygiene conditions of the temporary camp. In Darrang district the army column launched rescue ops in village Dhandkundapara, Dariapara & Bhalukhuapara in Mangaldoi circle.
In Barpeta district, the army column rescued locals stranded in Bhatkuchi village . In an intense and long operation for providing medical assistance to a stranded patient in his 70s, a doctor was transported from Mathabari to Situli on an Army boat for almost 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, the flood situation in Assam further worsened with seven more deaths, including three children, on Tuesday. The toll in floods and landslides has reached 88 and more than 55 lakh people have been affected in 32 districts.
Barpeta remains the worst-hit district where over 12 lakh people have been affected, as per Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). More than 26 lakh people have been displaced from their homes and are currently staying in 862 relief camps.