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Assam Floods: Dima Hasao Administration Instructs All Educational Institutions To Close Down

Scarcity of food and medicines is staring at the people of Dima Hasao as the district remains cut off by rail, road and internet.

Assam Floods: Dima Hasao Administration Instructs All Educational Institutions To Close Down

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 May 2022 11:53 AM GMT

Guwahati: A closure notice has been issued by the district disaster management authority (DDMA) for all the educational institutions in the entire Dima Hasao district with immediate effect and the order shall come into effect from May 17, 2022.

"Due to incessant rainfall in Dima Hasao District which has caused severe landslides in different parts of the district, disturbing lives and properties of the people, and in exercising the power conferred upon me by section 34 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, I Nazreen Ahmed, DC and chairman, district disaster management authority, Dima Hasao District do hereby order the closure of all educational institutions from May 17 until further orders," the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao district said in a notification.

According to the Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA), at least 403352 people were affected by the devastating floods till the evening of May 17 while 39558 people including 3749 children continued to take refuge in 178 relief camps set up in the state for rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, the new Haflong Railway Station looks desolate and muddy and the hill district remains cut off by roads, rails and internet with a lack of power connections in many areas of the district.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had sent Revenue & Disaster Management Minister Jogen Mohan to the Dima Hasao district to take stock of the situation.

Scarcity of food and medicines is staring at the people of Dima Hasao as the district remains cut off by rail, road and internet. The hill district has received the worst-ever blow under the twin attack of floods and landslides due to heavy rains over the past couple of days.

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