• Assam Floods Create Ruckus: Over 59,000 People, 222 Villages Affected

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    Assam Floods Create Ruckus: Over 59,000 People, 222 Villages Affected

    Because of constant rain, landslides and waterlogging at several locations in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section of the Lumding Division, Northeast Frontier Railway made changes in train services over the section due to this serious condition.

     

    Digital Desk: The Assam floods affected more than 57,000 people, ANI reported quoting an official statement. As per the latest data, nearly 222 villages under 15 revenue circles are reeling from the adverse effects of the flash floods. Incessant rains triggered landslides in 12 villages in parts of the Dima Hasao district on Saturday.

     

    Three people, including a child, have died so far. Apart from human beings, the flood has also affected 1,436 livestock, and 205 houses have been damaged, ANI reported.



     

    On Sunday, news agency ANI released a video that shows a portion of the road completely washed off at the Haflong area in the Dima Hasao district on Saturday.

     

    Because of constant rain, landslides and waterlogging at several locations in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section of the Lumding Division, Northeast Frontier Railway made changes in train services over the section due to this serious condition.



     

    However, two trains got trapped, each with about 1400 passengers, NF Railway said in an official statement. Railways initiated massive deportation operations with the help of the Air Force, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Assam Rifles, and local people. 

    Around 1,245 railway passengers stranded at Ditokcherra station have been brought up to Badarpur and Silchar, and the Indian Air Force has airlifted 119 passengers to Silchar, the Railway said in a statement.


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    The Army, para-military forces, SDRF, and Fire and Emergency Services carried out rescue and relief operations in flood-hit areas of the state. Hojai, Lakhimpur and Nagaon districts are also affected as several roads, bridges and irrigation canals are damaged.

    Massive landslides and waterlogging resulted in huge damage to railway tracks, bridges, and road communications in this hilly terrain - with inputs from ANI