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Assam floods: Centre to send team to assess damage

Updated: Jul 26, 2016 13:41 IST

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today to get an update on the current flood situation in the state and assured that the entre will soon send a team to assess the damage.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today to get an update on the current flood situation.

Calling on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singh assured all Central helps to the state.

This was informed by state Water Resource minister Keshab Mahanta in the state Assembly today.

The Assam government has said relief and rescue measure in flood hit areas is the priority of the government at present.

Making a statement in state assembly today, Parliamentary Affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal will take up the matter of release of water from Bhutan's Kurisu dam with the Centre.

The release of water of the dam reportedly submerged several areas in Lower Assam.

The Minister said that the Chief Minister has instructed all Deputy Commissioners of affected districts to remain vigil.

Nearly 13 lakh people are reeling under the fury of flood in 18 districts. Over two thousand villages are affected in the current floods.

Two world heritage sites, the Kaziranga and Manas national parks have also been submerged in flood water.

District administration has set up more than 200 relief camps and intensified relief measures.

The Army, National and State Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed for relief and rescue works. (ANI)