As Assam floods and landslides leave 107 dead, Narendra Modi assures Sarbananda Sonowal of support
This year, 81 people were killed in flood-related incidents and 26 died due to landslides, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said.
Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured all support to Assam in dealing with the flood havoc, which has claimed 81 lives so far this year.
Discussing the flood situation with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over phone, Modi also inquired about the COVID-19 scenario and the ongoing efforts to douse the raging blaze at the Oil India's Baghjan gas well.
Expressing his concern & solidarity with the people, the PM assured all support to the state.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 19, 2020
An official at the Chief Minister's Office said that Sonowal informed Modi about all the measures the state has taken so far in dealing with the problems faced by the people.
The total number of people killed in this year's flood and landslide has gone up to 107 across the state, of whom 81 were killed in flood-related incidents and 26 died due to landslides, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its morning bulletin.
Floods have hit over 27 lakh people in 26 of the 33 districts of Assam and destroyed houses, crops, roads and bridges at several places
On the COVID-19 front, Assam has recorded 22,981 cases, of which 10,503 have been reported from the Guwahati city alone.
The total number of persons who lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the state has gone up to 53.
Meanwhile, the damaged Baghjan gas well of the PSU major Oil India Ltd in Assam is spewing gas uncontrollably for the last 54 days since the blowout took place on 27 May, followed by the inferno on 9 June.
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