Nagaland

Army and Assam Rifles rescue flood stranded Dimapur Citizens

Dimapur, October 27 (NE): The troops of Indian Army and AssamRifles undertook evacuation of a large number of elderly ladies and children stuck in their houses in the rising waters of Diphu river today, October 27, 2019.

With rains lashing Dimapur for three consecutive days and nights, the residents of Domokhia village found their houses submerged in knee deep waters. The rains still continue to lash the higher reaches of the State, thus making the flood situation even more precarious. On the auspicious morning of Diwali, residents of Domokhia found their homes lightless & dark. The civil administration proactively requisitioned the services of the Army/AR to rescue the stranded villagers, stated in a press release from EC Indian Army.

The combined team of Assam Rifles/ Army and Civil administration reached the spot by afternoon and by evening all locals were evacuated safely to the relief camp established at the Govt. school in the village.

Further the report says, the locals were provided with hot food by the troops of Assam Rifles and the relief camp was provided lighting arrangements and drinking water facilities too.

(News Source: EC – IA)