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Rescue & Relief operations continue in Dima Hasao

Relief and rescue operations are continuing in flood hit Dima Hasao district. Today an Indian Air Force chopper landed in Haflong carrying 20 NDRF personnel and 1.5 tonnes of equipment

Relief and rescue operations are continuing in flood hit Dima Hasao district. Today an Indian Air Force chopper landed in Haflong carrying 20 NDRF personnel and 1.5 tonnes of equipment and essentials. Remaining stranded people are also being rescued by the Air Force.

Government and airforce along NDRF are running daily operations to rescue stranded people from Dima Hasao, which is one of the worst hit district in Assam by landslides this year.

Food and other essentials are being air dropped to Haflong almost daily to ensure that shortage of essentials takes place among the people there. With communications to several places in Dima Hasao still snapped, authorities are taking extra effort to ensure relief and rescue operations continue.

Meanwhile, roads communication in parts of Dima Hasao is slowly being restored. Most roads which had been blocked by landslides over the last few days have been cleared and are seeing the flow of traffic. Authorities are working round the clock to ensure faster restoration of road links.

Minister Disaster management minister Jogen Mohan visited the new Haflong railway station to take stock of the situation. Minister JOgen Mohan also visited the nearby areas during the visit.

First Published: 20th May, 2022 21:36 IST

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