Assam floods: 11 NDRF teams deployed for relief operations

Assam floods: 11 NDRF teams deployed for relief operations
New Delhi, Sep 23: Eleven NDRF teams comprising over 550 personnel have been deployed for carrying out relief and rescue operations in the flood-affected areas of Assam.

"We have deployed eleven teams in the state while two each are being airlifted from Patna and Odisha today. That makes a total of 15 of our teams for relief and rescue duties in Assam," National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) chief O P Singh told PTI here. He said that the teams are carrying boats and other equipment. Each NDRF team has a strength of over 50 personnel.

Following demands of the state authorities, 11 rescue and relief teams of NDRF are deployed at Boko, Goalpara, Guwahati, Sonitpur, North Lakhimpur, Tinsukia and Dhemaji in Assam while two teams have been sent to Tura and West Garo Hills in Meghalaya, he said.

"So far, NDRF teams have evacuated more than 910 marooned people to safer place," an official statement said. Torrential rains for the last couple of days in north eastern parts of the country have resulted in flooding in several districts of Assam and Meghalaya even as heavy rains in these parts have wreaked havoc triggering flash floods in several districts of thh two states, killing ten people and leaving scores homeless. 


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