The real story behind flooded Assam school hoisting national flag

Aug 18, 2017, 00:48
The real story behind flooded Assam school hoisting national flag

"Telecommunication network in the entire section is badly affected also", Mr Sharma said in the statement. Due to heavy downpour, more than half the area of Kaziranga National Park in Golghat and Bokakhat district was submerged under water. They started to launch food and medicine packages in the areas where it is impossible to go by road due to floods, he pointed out.

Many trains have been short-terminated, it said. "Any immediate move to run passenger trains through the flood bound district may prove fatal", an NFR official opined.

The Prime Minister said the Central government has been closely and constantly monitoring the flood situation in Assam.

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The official flood bulletin said the death toll in current wave of flood has reached 39 in six days, with 11 deaths reported since yesterday.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who flew to New Delhi on Wednesday, is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprise him of preliminary damage in the current wave of floods that have affected 24 districts in the State.

The national disaster response force has actively engaged in relief and rescue operations in flood hit Bihar. Over 10 lakh people have been badly affected and majority have been taking their rescue in the relief camps. Previously on 16 August, the Deputy Chief minister Sushil Modi said that the National Disaster Response Force and the Army is active on war footing to combat the natural calamity which the state is facing. Notably, due to floods, all the trains to the Northeast from any part of the country have been cancelled till August 20 as railway tracks were damaged in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar.

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Dhubri is the worst affected with 8.13 lakh people hit.

Flood situation in Bihar and Assam continues to be grim and alarming.

In the absence of major rains during the day, water levels of all major rivers in north Bengal which were flowing above the danger marks, have now come down to some extent. No loss of life has been reported so far.

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