Guwahati (Assam): The Indian Air Force (IAF) continued its efforts to evacuate citizens in flood-affected parts of Assam on Sunday.
IAF also provided relief materials to the people with the help of airlift rescue teams (choppers), said official.
Taking to Twitter, the official account of IAF wrote, “#FloodReliefInAssam Efforts are continuing to evacuate citizens and airlift rescue teams and relief material to areas cut off due to floods in Assam. #IAF has deployed its transport aircraft and helicopters for the task.”
On Saturday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed An-32 transport aircraft, two Mi-17 helicopters, a Chinook helicopter and an ALH Dhruv to rescue 119 passengers stranded at Ditokchera railway station.
It has sent 20 personnel in flood-affected areas, working closely with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the state administration.
According to sources, with the help of the Indian Army, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), NDRF and volunteers, a total of 24,749 trapped people have been rescued.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) data, 499 relief camps and 519 relief distribution centres have been setup in all affected districts, with a total of 92,124 inmates currently residing in the camps.
The ASDMA reports also suggested that a total of 8,39,691 people from 3,246 villages in 32 districts have been affected by the flood, of which six have been affected by landslides in Assam.
Meanwhile, the death count has risen to 18 (total-13 died in flood death) in the ongoing pre-monsoon floods and landslides.