An Indian villager walks cattle through floodwater at Buraburi village in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam. Pic/AFP
The death toll in flood-ravaged Assam touched 49 on Thursday, authorities said. Five fresh flood-related deaths were reported from different parts of the state on Thursday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Thursday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and expressed concern over the damage caused by the devastating floods.
Rajnath Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the Centre would render all possible help to Assam. "The Centre is very much with the people of Assam at this time of the crisis and assures all possible help to normalise the situation," he said.
A Central team led by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju visited some of the flood-hit areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to assess the losses.
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