Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday expressed anguish over the flood situation in various parts of the Northeast and promised all possible help from the Centre.

He said he had asked Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to personally supervise the rescue and relief operations. He said he had spoken to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and officials, both in Delhi and the states, on the flood situation.

Five persons were killed and nine went missing on Tuesday as a massive landslide triggered by incessant rains hit eight dwellings in Arunachal Pradesh.

In Assam, on Tuesday, six more people lost their lives.