Around 150 people, including children, were rescued from a village in Nalbari district of Assam by the Army on JUly 24 night after the area was suddenly flooded due to an embankment breach.

Incessant rains in the area led to the breach of an embankment of Pagladiya river, leading to inundation of Balitara village of Nalbari on July 23.

A highly trained and well equipped flood relief column of the Indian Army was mobilised and arrived at the village to undertake a massive humanitarian aid and disaster relief operation.

Operating under heavy downpour, dangerous currents and alarming water levels in addition to the pitch dark night, Indian Army toiled hard and rescued 150 stranded civilians, including 60 women and children, and brought them to safety.

The dedicated efforts of the Army personnel in averting disaster was appreciated by the local people.

More than 77 people have died in this current spate of floods in the state so far.

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