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Assam violence toll mounts to 52

india Updated: Oct 08, 2008 17:32 IST

The toll in violence-hit Udalguri and Darrang districts on Wednesday rose to 52 with the recovery of the body of a woman.

Tension had been brewing in the districts following group clashes between illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and indigenous people since Friday.

No major incident of violence was reported on Wednesday with the Army and para-military forces patrolling the affected areas.

Official sources said the police on Wednesday recovered a body of a 40-year-old woman belonging to the minority community at Basbari along the Dhubri-Kokrajhar border close to the affected villages of Udalguri and Darrang districts.

Eleven bodies were found from several villages of the twin districts on Tuesday.

Meanwhile Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed will visit the affected areas on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.

At least 80,000 people are sheltered in the relief camps set up by the government for violence victims, sources said.