Over 10,000 people rescued from flood-hit areas: NDRF

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 18, 2018 Published on July 31, 2016

Over ten thousand people have been rescued from flood-affected parts of the country, including Assam and Bihar, the NDRF today said.

“Fourty-four self-contained flood rescue teams of NDRF have been pre-positioned to assist the respective state administrations in rescue and relief work. 12 flood rescue teams are relentlessly engaged in relief and rescue work in Assam,” the central disaster response force said.

It said, till now, over ten thousand people have been evacuated from the flood-affected parts across the country during this monsoon season.

“In addition to rescue work, National Disaster Response Force teams also established medical camps at various areas of Assam and Bihar and provided medical care to 1,233 persons.

The operation is still in progress,” it said.

Eight teams are also operating in the marooned areas of Bihar.

A control room of NDRF is closely monitoring the flood situation in the country on a 24x7 basis, it added.

Published on July 31, 2016
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