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Mizos lob food packets from train to Assam's flood victims, win hearts

A viral video shows Mizo returnees from Bangalore lobbing food packets at flood-affected persons, presumably from Assam

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 May 2020 6:34 AM GMT

Guwahati: Good samaritans from Mizoram are winning hearts on social media after a video that shows them lobbing food packets to flood-affected persons, reportedly from Assam, is going viral. This video, uploaded by one Emanuel Ralte, is winning heats for the humane gesture.

In the video, these Mizos, on their way home on a special train from Bengaluru, were seen lobbing food packets to the food-affected who have been taking sheletr on higher ground along the railway track. The setting of this video is believed to be in the badly-hit Goalpara district where deaths have already been reported due to the floods. In this particular video, it can be seen that the flood-hit persons have constructed tiny tents beside the railway tracks.

This video soon came to the notice of Mizoram's Chief Minister Zoramthanga who shared this video on social media, alongwith the caption, ""The following viral WhatsApp video is all about stranded Mizos on their way from Bangalore sharing their eatables along the railway track for flood-affected people on their way to #Mizoram and, it just made my day!"

The flood situation in Assam has turned critical as 3,81,320 people across the 7 Assam districts of Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Hojai, West Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh, and Tinsukia have been affected as of Friday. Additionally, 21,807 people have been driven to take shelter across 190 relief camps. Two persons, one from Goalpara and one from Hojai were killed yesterday, taking the death toll upto 5.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority's (ASDMA) daily report. Goalpara district is the worst affected as 1,96,427 people across 158 villages have been affected by floods. It is followed by Hojai, where 94,445 people across 90 villages have been affected.

At the same time, 24,755 hectares of crops in 5 districts have been affected in this wave of flash floods. Rescue teams have already been deployed by the Government to provide relief in the flood-affected areas, and so far, 24 boats have deployed and 3,880 marooned persons have been evacuated.

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