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17,500 people rescued in flood-hit Assam: NDRF MPNRC

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A total of 26 teams of NDRF are working in 14 flood-affected districts of the state and they are working in coordination with the state authorities, the official said. (Image: News18)

Of these, 900 were rescued on Thursday, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Response Force said in an update issued at 5 p.m.

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  • Last Update:23 June 2022, 21:39 IST
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The NDRF said on Thursday that around 17,500 people have been rescued so far from flood-affected areas of Assam. Of these, 900 were rescued on Thursday, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Response Force said in an update issued at 5 pm.

A total of 26 teams of NDRF are working in 14 flood-affected districts of the state and they are working in coordination with the state authorities, the official said. The spokesman said that NDRF teams started rescue and relief operations in Assam from June 16 and so far nine lives of valuable people have been saved, while around 17,500 people have been rescued from remote areas along with 32 animals. Is.

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He said the federal force is also helping the local administration in the distribution of relief materials. The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Thursday with over 54.5 lakh people still affected and 12 deaths, officials said. He said that the death toll due to floods since mid-May has now risen to 101.

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The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers along with their tributaries are in spate in most of the affected districts and large tracts of land have been submerged in 32 districts out of the total 36 districts in the state. However, the flood water receded in some places.

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