1st bn NDRF conducts flood rescue, relief operation

Guwahati, June 14: Incessant rainfall since June 10 in Tripura has led to the rise in the water level of river Manu, breaching an embankment as well as creating unprecedented flood in Kailashar of Unakoti district in Tripura, Hailakandi and Karimganj in Assam. The unexpected flood has disturbed the life of locals.

Altogether, 11 search and rescue teams of 1st Battalion National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the flood affected areas that include Kailashar of Unakoti disctrict in Tripura, Barpeta, Sonitpur, Bongaigaon, Sichar, Karmganj, Hailakandi and Kamrup Metro of Assam. Besides, NDRF personnel are also keeping close watch in other affected areas.

The NDRF teams are conducting rescue and relief operation with full devotion and dedication and rescued more than 2000 marooned villagers and transported them to safer places. In addition, teams are also assisting district administration in distribution of relief material in the inundated areas.

On the unexpected development of flood situation, S K Sastri, Commandant 1st NDRF, Guwahati said in statement, “The NDRF is always there to help the affected people at the time of such disaster. 6 NDRF teams consisting of 160 NDRF rescuers along with 45 boats and rescue equipment from NDRF Ghaziabad and Kolkata were air lifted to Agartala today to augment the rescue efforts.”

At present 11 teams of NDRF with 26 deep divers, 40 boats and all other life saving aids are working in the flood affected areas. This was stated in a press release.