Assam Rifle rushes aid for Bihar flood victims

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Imphal, Sep 2 (UNI) Assam Rifle, the oldest paramilitary force of the country once again stood grounds to its excellent track record of standing by the people suffering from natural calamities.

The Force has spared with huge amount of tents as aid for Bihar flood victims, the PRO of Assam Rifles, Col Pant here today said.

We have rushed 40 truck loads of tents to provide relief to the victims.

The devastating flood has been caused after Kosi River, often called the ''Sorrow of Bihar'', changed its course last week due to a two-and-a-half kilometre breach in the Kosi barrage embankment, inundating villages, destroying crops and flattening houses in its way.

According to figures provided by the state's disaster management department approximately 29 lacs people from 725 villages in Madhepura, Araria, Supaul and Saharsa districts have been affected by the catastrophic flood.

Devoid of any sort of permanent overhead shelters, the tents dispatched by Assam Rifles shall be of immense help to the victims and save them from the incessant rains that have been causing havoc in the area.

As per the spokesperson of Assam Rifles the tents that have been dispatched were meant for the soldiers who are deployed in remote areas of Northeast, combating insurgency and bear testimony to the efforts of Assam Rifles' humble endeavor to wipe tears of the victims.

The tents that occupied 40 truckload of space would be able to accommodate approximately 25000 people, PRO added.

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