Assam flood: NDRF teams rescued over 1000 people in flood-hit districts

Guwahati, July 13: While the flood situation in Assam has turned grim as over 13.26 lakh people of 23 districts have been affected, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have carried out rescue operations in many flood-hit areas in the state.

The NDRF teams have so far rescued over 1000 people from different flood-hit areas in the state.

In Barpeta district where nearly 4 lakh people are affected, the NDRF teams have reached the flood-affected areas and evacuated over 500 villagers and transported them to safer places.

According to the reports, the 1st battalion of NDRF on Sunday had rescued nearly 250 people including newborn baby from Bajali area in Barpeta district.

The teams have also taken the safety measures to curb the COVID-19 infection during the rescue operations.

Abhijeet Verma, Inspector of 1st battalion of NDRF said that they are engaged in rescue operations in different flood-affected areas.

Our teams have evacuated over 250 persons from flood-affected Bajali area. We are also following the safety measures for the COVID-19 pandemic situation,” Abhijeet Verma said.

A total of 11 search and rescue teams have been deployed in Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Dhemaji and Tinsukia districts of the state.