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Over 500 Families Living On Railway Tracks In Assam To Survive Floods


The villagers declare they haven’t acquired a lot assist (File)

As Assam battles flood fury, over 500 households from two villages have taken shelter underneath the tarpaulin sheets alongside the railway tracks within the Jamunamukh district, the one excessive floor that didn’t submerge in flood waters.

Individuals from Changjurai and Patia Pathar village have been left within the lurch after they misplaced nearly all the things that they had within the floods. The villagers declare they haven’t acquired a lot assist from the state authorities and district administration over the past 5 days.

43-year-old Monwara Begum resides in a tarpaulin sheet alongside together with her household after their residence in Patia Pathar village was destroyed in floods. 4 different households from have additionally joined them to outlive the flood furry. All of them live underneath the identical sheet in inhumane situations, with nearly no meals.

“For 3 days we have been underneath the open sky, we then took some cash on credit score and acquired this tarpaulin sheet. We’re 5 households dwelling underneath the identical sheet, there is no such thing as a privateness,” mentioned Monwara Begum.

Magnificence Bordoloi’s household can also be dwelling in a tarpaulin sheet after dropping their residence in Changjurai village. “Our harvest-ready paddy crop was destroyed in floods. The state of affairs stays unsure as it is extremely tough to outlive like this,” she advised NDTV.

” The state of affairs right here is extraordinarily difficult, there is no such thing as a supply of secure consuming water, we eat solely as soon as a day. We’ve solely acquired some flatten rice over the past 4 days,” mentioned Ms Bordoloi’s relative Sunanda Doloi.

“We acquired assist from authorities yesterday after 4 days. They gave us little rice, dal and oil. However some haven’t acquired even that,” Nasibur Rehman , one other flood sufferer from Patia Pathar advised NDTV.

The flood state of affairs in Assam continued unabated right now with over 8 lakh folks throughout 2,585 villages in 29 districts hit by the pure catastrophe. Fourteen folks have died within the floods and landslides triggered by pre-monsoon rains.

As many as 86,772 folks have taken shelter in 343 reduction camps, whereas one other 411 reduction distribution centres are additionally operational. The Military, paramilitary forces, and nationwide and state catastrophe reduction forces have evacuated 21,884 folks from numerous flood-hit areas utilizing boats and helicopters.

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