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35 NDRF rescue teams deployed for flood rescue and relief in six states

So far, NDRF teams have evacuated more than 26,400 people in various flood prone areas of the country

ANI  |  New Delhi 

NDRF jawans rescue flood affected villagers  Photo: PTI
NDRF jawans rescue flood affected villagers Photo: PTI

The Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has deployed 35 teams in six states for rescue and relief operations.

According to an release, teams have been deployed in the affected various districts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and are in full swing.

rescuers are evacuating trapped people to safer places and providing medical care to the needy.

Sixteen rescue teams of are deployed in in connection with the floods. On Sunday, teams evacuated 3400 persons at Didarganj, 580 persons at Bakhtiyarpur, 545 at Danapur, 380 at Chhapra, 355 at Vaishali and 15 persons at Maner Dist.

Deputy Inspector General of the and other officials are also present there to supervise the rescue and relief operations.

Eleven rescue teams of are deployed in various prone areas of Uttar Pradesh. On Sunday, teams conducted rescue and relief operation and evacuated 275 at Ballia, 275 at Varanasi and 325 at Chitrakoot. The team also distributed relief materials and provided medical care to the needy people.

Deputy Inspector General of the Randeep Kumar Rana is present in Varanasi to supervise the on-going rescue operation.

Seven teams have been pre-positioned in The teams evacuated 147 marooned persons to safer places at District Rewa on Sunday.

One team has been pre-positioned in Sikkim in connection with monsoon season to conduct rescue and relief operation at Vill- Tingbung & lingdang in East Sikkim. So far, over 450 persons have been moved to safer places on Sunday.

So far, teams have evacuated more than 26,400 people in various prone areas of the country during this monsoon season. In addition to rescue work, teams have provided medical care to the more than 9100 peoples in various states.

A 24X7 control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation and in touch with other agencies.

First Published: Mon, August 22 2016. 17:57 IST
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