Army brings relief to flood affected victims
Dimapur, Aug. 2 (EMN): Joysagar army camp under Dao division has embarked upon rescue and relief operations in the flood hit region of Sivsagar district in Upper Assam and rescued hundreds of beleaguered villagers including farm animals.
A defence release issued by PRO Col. C Konwer, stated that Desang and Dikhow rivers in Upper Assam continues to flow above the danger mark, thereby flooding vulnerable low lying areas along the course of the river.
It added that a total of 52 villages covering 1800 hectares of land and approximate 18000 inhabitants have been affected.
The release stated that incessant rain has further compounded the matter and hampers rescue operations.
It added that army teams are carrying out rescue and relief operations undaunted by the challenging conditions.
Stating that over 200 villagers were rescued in Disangmukh and Nazira areas, the release said a medical camp was also established in Disangmukh, where army doctors along with the medical team have provided timely prophylactic medical support and advice to prevent the spread of water borne diseases. It added that a total of 118 villagers including 64 women, 48 males and 6 children were provided preliminary medical attention and care.