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Joysagar Army Camp under Dao Division carried out continuous rescue and relief operations in the flood hit region of Sivsagar district in upper Assam.

Combined rescue teams of Army and civil administration through their tireless efforts rescued hundreds of beleaguered villagers including farm animals.

The Desang and Dikhow rivers in Upper Assam continue to flow above the danger mark, thereby flooding vulnerable low lying areas along the course of the river.

A total of 52 villages have been affected till date, covering a mammoth 1800 hectares of land and approximately 18,000 villagers as well.

The incessant rainfall compounds the matter further as it hampers rescue operations.

In spite of the challenging conditions, Army teams carried out rescue and relief operations undaunted by the conditions and provided much needed succour to the stranded villagers.

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Photo: Northeast Now

While over 200 villagers were rescued in Disangmukh and Nazira area, a medical camp was also established in Disangmukh, where Army doctors along with the medical team provided timely prophylactic medical support and advice, thus preventing the spread of water borne diseases.

A total of 118 villagers including 64 women, 48 males and six children were provided preliminary medical attention and care.

The locals and the village administration conveyed their gratitude to the Army for its continuous and tireless efforts in covering the vast expanse of the flood hit region and ensuring the extension of the governments outreach to the remotest corner of the State, in order to ameliorate the flood conditions.

Akshaya Pranab Kalita

Akshaya Pranab Kalita is Northeast Now Correspondent in Namrup. He can be reached at:

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