Assam floods: Central team to assess damage, toll 88

A central team is arriving in Assam to assess the damage from the recent floods that have killed 88 persons besides rendering lakhs homeless, a state government official said.

Updated: Jul 05, 2012, 17:23 PM IST

Guwahati: A central team is arriving in Assam to assess the damage from the recent floods that have killed 88 persons besides rendering lakhs homeless, a state government official said on Wednesday.

"The central team will come to the state for detailed assessment after the state submits a full-fledged memorandum to the central government on the total damage caused by floods in Assam," a senior revenue department official said.

The floods, since June 22, have affected all 27 districts of the state and submerged huge tracts of land, including crop land.

A total of 16 persons have died owing to landslides in the past three weeks and 15 more persons are reported missing in the flood affected districts.

Guwahati: A central team is arriving in Assam to assess the damage from the recent floods that have killed 88 persons besides rendering lakhs homeless, a state government official said on Wednesday.

"The central team will come to the state for detailed assessment after the state submits a full-fledged memorandum to the central government on the total damage caused by floods in Assam," a senior revenue department official said.

The floods, since June 22, have affected all 27 districts of the state and submerged huge tracts of land, including crop land.

A total of 16 persons have died owing to landslides in the past three weeks and 15 more persons are reported missing in the flood affected districts.

As per state government reports, the Brahmaputra river is flowing above danger levels, but with a receding trend, in Nimatighat (Jorhat), Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Guwahati, Dhubri and Goalpara districts.

The Kuchiara, Katakhal and Barak rivers in Assam`s Barak Valley were similarly flowing above danger levels but with a receding trend.

IANS