84 people killed in recent floods in Assam, says Centre

A total of 29 of 33 districts in Assam were affected in the recent floods.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2017 15:28 IST
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Villagers in a boat row past partially submerged houses in a flood-affected village in Morigaon district of Assam. (REUTERS)

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 on Tuesday.

“As per 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 that 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.

First Published: Aug 08, 2017 15:27 IST