84 people died in recent Assam floods, MoS Home says in Lok Sabha

As many as 84 people lost their lives in the recent floods in Assam, where 29 of 33 districts were hit by the deluge, the Lok Sabha was informed.

Published: 08th August 2017 06:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2017 06:06 PM   |  A+A-

An Indian boy rows a boat to cross flood waters at Burgaon, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Gauhati, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. | AP

By PTI

NEW DELHI: As many as 84 people lost their lives in the recent floods in Assam, where 29 of 33 districts were hit by the deluge, the Lok Sabha was informed today.     

"As per the information received from the Assam government, 29 out of 33 districts have been affected due to heavy rains, flood and erosion this monsoon," Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply.     

He said as on August 6, a total of 84 people have lost their lives and 25.42 lakh people affected by the floods in the north eastern state.

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