Incessant rains trigger floods in Nagaland, claim 2 lives

WION Web Team
Dimapur, Assam, India Published: Oct 28, 2019, 05:08 PM(IST)

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The search and rescue teams have rescued 131 people from three locations in Dimapur district.

The four-day-long incessant rains throughout Nagaland has caused floods in Dimapur district and the rainfall has claimed two lives in two separate incidents in Dimapur and Phek districts, which has also caused extensive damage in many parts of the state.

The residents of Domokhia village found their houses submerged in knee-deep waters. The rains still continue to lash the higher reaches of the state.

On Diwali, the civil administration requisitioned the services of the Army and Assam Rifles to rescue the stranded villagers.

The combined team of Assam Rifles, Army and Civil administration reached the spot by afternoon and by evening all locals were evacuated safely to the relief camp established at the government school in the village on Sunday.

The locals were provided food by the troops of Assam Rifles and the relief camp was provided lighting arrangements and drinking water facilities too.

(With inputs from ANI)

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