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Mizoram flash floods: Kiren Rijiju says Centre is keeping close watch on situation

New Delhi: The Centre is keeping a close watch on the flood situation in the northeastern states and is ready to offer all necessary help.

Representational image. CNN-News18

Representational image. CNN-News18

"The home ministry is constantly monitoring the heavy flood situations in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and other states for necessary help," Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said.

The minister said the home ministry control room is monitoring the severe landslides and floods in the north-eastern states round the clock.

Eight people were killed and six went missing in floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Mizoram.

Flash floods wreaked havoc at Tlabung in Mizoram's Lunglei district, while the National Highway 54, which links the state with Assam, was cut off at different places due to landslides.

Guwahati witnessed massive water-logging due to incessant rains, while landslides occurred at three places in the state capital.

Published Date: Jun 14, 2017 17:14 PM | Updated Date: Jun 14, 2017 17:16 PM

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