Dimapur floods: Indian army, Assam Rifles rescue stranded citizens

Around 300 families were affected after flood waters of Diphu and Dhansiri rivers submerged several colonies, villages at Dimapur in Nagaland.

Water levels of Diphu and Dhansiri rivers rose following heavy downpour in past 72 hours. The flood waters entered into several colonies and villages in Dimapur.

According to Dimapur district administration, colonies like Sachu, Zeliangrong, Nagarjan, Bor Lengiri, Domokhia village areas have been the worst-affected.

Indian army and Assam Rifles personnel were engaged in rescue operation. The troops of Indian army and Assam Rifles undertook evacuation of a large number of elderly, women and children stuck in their houses in the rising waters of Diphu and Dhansiri rivers.

With rains lashing Dimapur for three consecutive days, residents of Domokhia village found their houses submerged in knee-deep waters.

The district administration proactively requisitioned the services of Indian army and Assam Rifles to rescue the stranded villagers.

The locals were provided with hot food by the troops of Indian army and Assam Rifles and relief camp was provided lighting arrangements and drinking water facilities as well.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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