Watch: Army Jawans Rescue Locals Stuck in Assam Floods

Jawans of the Indian Army rescued locals who were stuck in the flood in the Runikhata area of Chirang district in Assam on Thursday, 11 July, ANI reported.

Landslides, triggered by torrential rain, have wreaked havoc in several parts of Assam. Heavy rains also led to waterlogging in some low-lying areas of Guwahati. A 56-year-old man, Narayan Saha, was killed on Wednesday when rocks and mud from a hill fell on his house as a result of a landslide, police said.

On Tuesday, 60-year-old Hemeswar Bora was grievously injured when he got trapped under his makeshift food stall following a landslide at Eleventh Mile area under Jorabat Police Outpost along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

Following the landslides, the administration of Kamrup (Metro) district, comprising Guwahati, has directed all departments concerned to stop permitting for earth cutting and filling activities in the hilly and low-lying areas.

Assam is reeling under a flood, which has affected over two lakh people across 11 districts of the state.

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(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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