Assam Floods: Indian Army engaged in rescue operations across State

GUWAHATI: Flood rescue operations by the Indian Army continued for the fourth consecutive day in seven districts of Assam. In the relentless relief operations in inclement weather conditions, 14 composite columns have been able to rescue around 4,500 stranded locals, including critical patients, elders women and children.

Along with rescue operations, the Indian Army columns also ensured timely supply to relief camps to support thousands of other locals. During relief operations, certain heart-warming stories came to light. One such story is of Captain Rupam Das who hails from Pathshala, Bajali district who became an example of service before self. The dedicated officer as part of the Indian Army column for flood relief operations in Sathikuchi village in the Nalabari district saved hundred of lives inspite of his house and his family members stranded during the same time. His action is an exceptional example of selfless service to humanity and the nation.

In another incident, at Palepara village in the Kamrup district, a cancer patient, a lady in her 40s, who was stuck at her home for the past three days, was rescued and further sent to hospital in Guwahati for advance health care. Three elderly people in their 90s were rescued safely at Kadamtola and Holapara in the Baksa district.

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