PM dials Assam CM Biswa to take stock of flood situation
PM dials Assam CM Biswa to take stock of flood situation

GUWAHATI: Assam was hit by severe floods brought on by relentless rain, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking stock of the situation and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visiting multiple relief centres on Saturday, according to officials.

In 28 districts, a total of 19 lakh people were affected by the flood. This year, 55 people have died in the state due to floods and landslides in the state. In the Hojai district, a boat carrying flood victims crashed, leaving three children missing and 21 others rescued.

Late Friday night, a party of 24 people were attempting to flee waterlogged Islampur village when their boat collided with a brick kiln and sank in the Raikota area. 

PM Modi called up Sarma and inquired about the flood situation, promising him that the Centre would assist him in every way possible.

"Earlier today, I met with Assam's chief minister and assessed the situation  due to the floods in the state ." The Centre has urged to provide all necessary assistance. Modi tweeted, "I pray for the safety and well-being of the people of Assam who have been devastated by flooding."

Assam's chief minister paid a visit to flood-ravaged Rangia in Kamrup district, where he met with state BJP chairman and local MLA Bhabesh Kalita to assess the situation. Sarma also paid visits to the Fatima Convent School and Kolajal relief camps.  Sarma told reporters that the district administration is prepared to deal with any situation.

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