85 People Killed in Assam-Meghalaya Floods, Rajnath Singh To Visit Assam Oct 1

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Guwahati, September 27 – A total of 85 people were killed in recent floods and mudslides in Assam and Meghalaya, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Saturday.

A top National Disaster Response Force official said that during the floods and landslides, 39 people were killed in Assam and 46 in Meghalaya so far.

Rescue teams from the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force and army rescued over 30,000 people in the two states.

More than 50,000 people were affected by the flooding in those two states.

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Saturday visited the flood affected areas in Goalpara district.

The Union minister also discussed with top officials of Goalpara district administration at circuit house in Goalpara.

The minister took stock of the situation and discussed rehabilitation for the affected people.

Rijiju said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Assam on October 1 and he will also visit the flood affected areas in Goalpara, Kamrup districts of Assam and Garo hills in Meghalaya.

On September 26, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the flood affected areas in Goalpara district.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.