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Over ten thousand rescued from flood-hit areas: NDRF

It also established medical camps at various areas of Assam and Bihar and provided medical care to 1,233 persons

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Assam floods
Assam reels under flood fury. Photo: Twitter

Over 10,000 people have been rescued from flood-affected parts of the country, including and Bihar, the said on Sunday.

“Fourty-four self-contained teams of have been pre-positioned to assist the respective state administrations in and relief work. 12 teams are relentlessly engaged in relief and rescue work in Assam,” the central disaster response force said.

Till now, over 10,000 persons have been evacuated by it from the flooded parts across the country during this season, they said. “In addition to rescue work, Disaster Response Force teams also established medical camps at various areas of and and provided medical care to 1,233 persons. The operation is still in progress,” they said.

Eight teams are also operating in the marooned areas of

A control room of the force is closely monitoring the situation in the country on a 24x7 basis, it added.

First Published: Mon, August 01 2016. 00:27 IST