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Indian Army, Assam Rifles aid Cyclone Remal victims in Mizoram and Manipur

07:35 PM May 29, 2024 IST | NE NOW NEWS
UpdateAt: 07:08 PM May 29, 2024 IST
indian army  assam rifles aid cyclone remal victims in mizoram and manipur

IMPHAL: In a rapid response to requests from the civil administrations of Mizoram and Manipur, the Indian Army and Assam Rifles mobilized multiple flood relief columns to assist victims of Cyclone Remal.

According to a defence wing statement released on Wednesday (May 29), these forces have been actively involved in rescue and relief operations, particularly in Imphal City and Khuman Lampak in Imphal East district.

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Ongoing Relief Efforts

Within an hour of the request, the Indian Army and Assam Rifles launched their relief efforts, rescuing over 300 individuals in Imphal as of Wednesday (May 29).

Assistance in Mizoram

In Mizoram, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) requested the Indian Army's assistance in Melthum, an area severely impacted by landslides triggered by Cyclone Remal's heavy rains.

Army personnel have been providing crucial medical support and engaging in relief operations to ensure the safety and well-being of the local population.

Cyclone Remal's Impact

Cyclone Remal brought torrential rains to Northeast India on May 27 and 28, 2024, leading to widespread flooding.

Large parts of Imphal City and Imphal East district in Manipur were submerged, necessitating immediate relief efforts.

The civil administration's request for aid was met with prompt action, with rescue and relief operations commencing by the night of May 28 and continuing through May 29.