Ten Thousand People Rescued From Flood-Hit Areas In Assam, Bihar

The NDRF is also closely monitoring the flood situation in the country on a 24x7 basis.

31/07/2016 3:49 PM IST | Updated 31/07/2016 4:04 PM IST
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Indian residents navigate floodwaters in the Anilnagar area of Guwahati on July 7, 2016.

NEW DELHI -- Over ten thousand people have been rescued from flood-affected parts of the country, including Assam and Bihar, the NDRF today said.

"44 self-contained flood rescue teams of NDRF have been pre-positioned to assist the respective state administrations in rescue and relief work. 12 flood rescue teams are relentlessly engaged in relief and rescue work in Assam," the central disaster response force said.

It said, till now, over ten thousand persons have been evacuated by it from the flooded parts across the country during this monsoon season.

"In addition to rescue work, National Disaster Response Force teams also established medical camps at various areas of Assam and Bihar and provided medical care to 1,233 persons. The operation is still in progress," it said.

Eight teams are also operating in the marooned areas of Bihar.

A control room of the force is closely monitoring the flood situation in the country on a 24x7 basis, it added.

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