Flood-Hit: Tripura seeks Army assistance

More and more areas submerged in flood-hit Tripura while Army jawans also swung into action to rescue people and transport them to safer places in the flood-hit areas of Tripura.. Although, Tripura CM ‘Biplab Kumar Deb’ on Thursday sought the Army’s assistance in rescue operations across the flood-hit state.

Meanwhile, NDRF, Red Cross, TSR jawans, Assam Riffles have swung into action to help the flood affected victims of Kailasahar, Pecharthal and other areas. Landslides have been reported at several locations along the national highway. The state has also witnessed that incessant rains in the last 48 hours to Thursday @12:00 PM, afternoon which has caused heavy flooding.

Deb informed Union Home Minister Shri Rajanth Singh in a telephonic conversation on Thursday morning of the situation and apprised him of the steps taken by the Tripura government.

Biplab Deb also requested the Ministry of Home Affairs to “urgently” increase the number of National Disaster Response Force personnel in Tripura.

“Apprised Rajnath Singh about the flood situation and the ongoing relief work in Tripura. Requested for assistance from the Army for rescue operations in a few critical locations. The Home Ministry has assured all the necessary support from the Central government,” Deb tweeted.

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The Union has assured it would provide all the possible or necessary help to the state and that it has asked the Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, to take the necessary action.

Continuous rain has triggered flash floods in Tripura’s Unakoti, Dhalai, Khowai and Gomti districts.

Number of reports indicates that, Over 3,500 families are lodged in 189 relief camps as the heavy downpours inundated their houses, according to the report of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC).

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