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Assam flood toll climbs to 12

The current wave of flood has claimed 12 lives and affected nearly 16 lakh people across Assam, the state Assembly was informed on Wednesday.

Assam flood toll climbs to 12
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal


Making a statement on the flood situation, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal declared an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the families of each of the deceased and said the amount will be paid this week. 

“Flood is the most burning problem of the state. The current flood has affected almost all constituencies and has become a serious problem. It has claimed 12 lives so far and hit nearly 16 lakh people across 19 districts,” he told the Assembly. 

The government is closely monitoring the situation and has been holding regular discussions with officials of various departments, mainly those responsible for flood relief and rehabilitation, Sonowal said.

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