Two police officers taken away in Nagaon; 1 body recovered
In a terrible event, two police officers were washed away by flood waters along the Kampur area of Nagaon district on Sunday night.
Authorities say two members of a team from Kampur Police Station, including the officer in charge, were swept away by floodwaters while investigating a case late on Sunday evening.
Although the body of a police officer has been found, the officer in charge of Kampur police station is still missing.
State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), fire and emergency services, police teams immediately rushed to the scene for search and rescue operations.
The deceased police officer has been identified as – Rajib Bordoloi; while the missing policeman has been identified as – Samujjal Kakati.
“It’s a horrible situation. My phone conversation with OC sir lasted until 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. The incident happened when they went to investigate a case. – informed the sub-inspector, Hem Chandra Mahanta.
However, an SDRF member – Hardeep Singh remarked, “We arrived at the scene around 1am, after getting information about the event. So far, we’ve only found one police officer’s body. A deep dive team has also reached the location and is carrying out a search and rescue operation.
The current wave of floods along the northeastern state of Assam, triggered by heavy and incessant rains, has displaced more than 70,000 citizens, leaving behind huge trails of devastation. A number of stretches, bridges, and irrigation canals were damaged throughout the state; submerging many hamlets.
On the other hand, massive landslides and floods have damaged railway, bridges and road connectivity throughout the region.
According ANI report, nearly 42.28 lakh from 33 districts – Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Sivasagar, South Salmara, Tamulpur, Tinsukia, Udalguri, were badly affected by the second wave of the disaster.