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Assam flood: Narendra Modi speaks to Sarbanand Sonowal, promises all support to overcome situation

With the flood situation in Assam deteriorating, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal on Monday for the second time in as many days and said all possible support is being provided to the state.

Indians on a boat cross flood waters past partially submerged houses in Burgaon, 80 kilometers from Guwahati. AP

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The prime minister said the central government has been closely and constantly monitoring the flood situation in Assam.

"PM @narendramodi spoke to Assam CM @sarbanandsonwal yesterday & today regarding the flood situation in the state," the PMO tweeted.

The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated in Assam, with at least 99 people dying and 22.5 lakh being affected in 21 districts, according to officials. The Army has been called out for rescue operations in the state.

Sonowal on Sunday informed the prime minister about the devastation caused by the flood in middle and upper Assam and the disruption to vehicular movement on National Highway 37, the lifeline between the two areas, a state government spokesman had said on Sunday.
Principal Secretary to the prime minister Nripendra Mishra has asked Assam Chief Secretary V K Pipersenia to submit a report detailing the damage and devastation caused by the current wave of floods in the state.

Published Date: Aug 14, 2017 15:00 PM | Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017 15:01 PM