Around 2.9 lakh people living in relief camps in Assam

Victims of the recent violence by NDFB(S) militants at a relief camp in Sonitpur district of Assam on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Guwahati : Around 2.9 lakh people have been living in relief camps in four districts of Assam following serial attacks by NDFB(S) militants.

According to an official release by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), around 2.86 lakh people are living in 139 relief camps in Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Chirang and Udalguri districts.

In Kokrajhar, 92 relief camps have been opened and a total of over 2.35 lakh people are taking shelter in these camps. It is followed by Chirang, where nearly 35,000 people are staying at 26 camps.

Authorities have opened 12 relief camps in Sonitpur district and nearly 12,000 people are staying at this moment in these places. Udalguri district is having nine camps where around 5,000 people have taken shelter.

ASDMA said there is no shortage of any relief materials like food items, baby food and blankets.

Altogether 81 people, including 26 women and 18 infants, have been killed since December 23 evening in serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists, retaliatory violence and police firing across four districts.

Source : Deccan Chronicle

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