Assam Floods: Death toll mounts to 85, UN takes stock of situation
Assam : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of the flood-affected areas in the state after death toll mounted to 85. Six people were reported dead on Sunday in incidents related to flood. The United Nation has also offered help to India.
After taking stock of the flood hit areas in the state, CM Sarbananda Sonowal told news agency ANI: "People have shown great courage in times of these floods. They have supported every step of the government, I thank them for this. We will successfully overcome this challenge. I also thank PM Modi for his support."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to the Assam CM on Sunday assuring all possible help from the Centre.
Meanwhile, reacting to the flood situation in Assam and the neighbouring country of Nepal, Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said, “Nearly 4 million people have been displaced in Assam, India and neighbouring Nepal due to heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with the death toll at 189. United Nations stands ready to support the Government of India if required”.
Due to heavy rainfall in the areas, various rivers in the region including Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger mark.