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Disaster magement team formed for Nepal quake

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

When will the team on way to Nepal by road reach Kathmandu? Will the team be able to render services to the people of Assam who sustained injury in the earthquake? What prevented Dispur from sending such a team the very day when the Himalayan disaster rattled Nepal? These are some questions that only prove that the phrase 'land of lahe lahe' fits Assam like a glove.

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 29: They say strike when the iron is hot. It, however, seems that Dispur is out to 'strike when the iron is cold'.

Following the disastrous earthquake in Nepal on April 25 and the reports of a large number of people from Assam being affected in different parts of the Himalayan country, Dispur has constituted a special disaster magement team for extending services to the affected people of Assam in Nepal. The team will coordite with the authorities of Indian Embassy, Ministry of Exterl Affairs, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, tiol Disaster Response Force and the Government of Nepal in tracing out the missing persons of Assam. The team is also supposed to assist the injured, evacuate bodies, etc.

The team comprises IGP (law and order) SN Singh, 7th APBn Commanding Officer Debojit Mukherjee, Guwahati DCP (Admn) Pranjit Bora, Indrakalpa Hazarika of Commando Bn, senior medical officer of Panbazar Police Hospital Dr. Utpal Bora, nursing havildars Munindra Sarma, Gobinda Das, a unit of the State Disaster Response Force and six drivers.

When will the team on way to Nepal by road reach Kathmandu? Will the team be able to render services to the people of Assam who sustained injury in the earthquake? What prevented Dispur from sending such a team the very day when the Himalayan disaster rattled Nepal? These are some questions that only prove that the phrase 'land of lahe lahe' fits Assam like a glove.

Till yesterday, 22 people of Assam who went to Nepal have been missing. One Padmabati Mazumdar is learned to have been dead, but her body is yet to be recovered. Assam ADGP Umesh Kumar is in Nepal, but there are reports that he is uble to do anything much alone.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who short-termited his Australia tour, is supposed to reach Kolkata tonight, and Guwahati tomorrow.

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