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Assam Floods: New Haflong railway station in Dima Hasao was seen full of debris in a video. An empty train at the station derailed due to a landslide.
Flood in many districts of AssamAssam Floods) is being seen. About two lakh people in 20 districts have been affected by the floods in Assam. Rail and road connectivity has been snapped due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. The Dima Hasao Hill District has been cut off from the rest of the country. According to an official bulletin, incessant rain (Assam Floods and LandslidesAt least seven people have died across the state due to floods and landslides. A video showed the New Haflong railway station in Dima Hasao full of debris. An empty train at the station derailed due to a landslide.
Roads and bridges have been seen to be completely or partially damaged in many areas of Assam. Indian Railways has rescued about 2,800 passengers of two trains with the help of the Air Force. They were stranded on Lumding-Badarpur section in Dima Hasao for the last two days. “Despite heavy rains, about 18 trains have been canceled due to the ongoing repair work on the damaged railway tracks,” the officials said. He said that communication channels have also been closed in Dima Hasao. Earlier, two people died in Cachar district due to floods, while three people died in Dima Hasao due to landslides.
Watch video of bridge flowing
Meanwhile, a video has also surfaced showing the effects of floods in Assam. In this, a bridge over the river can be seen flowing due to the high speed of water. The speed of the stream of the river is so high that it takes away the entire bridge with it. This bridge made of iron structures is completely submerged in water in a few seconds. It can be seen in the video that after drowning in the water of the bridge, it seems that there would never have been a bridge on this river.
Bridge Collapse In Flood-Hit Assam. pic.twitter.com/cj8wIY8zx4
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Relief teams deployed to help people
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said that about 1,97,248 people have been affected by the floods, out of which 78,157 in Hojai and 51,357 in Cachar. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and fire and emergency services are carrying out rescue operations in the flood-affected areas, while around 65 relief camps have been set up in the affected districts to help the people. Road connectivity has also been snapped in many districts of the state due to incessant rains and landslides at many places. Due to this the troubles of the people have increased.
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