North East

Central team to visit Assam to assess flood damage

Guwahati, June 20 (UNI): A team of officials from Delhi will visit Assam to assess the damage caused by devastating floods in the state.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in a tweet that Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday in telephonic conservation informed him that a central team will soon visit the state to assess the flood damage.

“HM Shri @AmitShah ji called twice this morning to enquire about the flood situation in Assam. He informed that a team of officials shall soon be sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs to assess the damages caused by the natural calamity. Grateful to HM for his help,” Sarma tweeted.

Assam is reeling from devastating floods in the last one week, affecting nearly 43 lakh people in 33 of the 36 districts. A total of 73 people have died in this year’s floods and landslides in Assam so far.

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