Atleast 85 dead in Assam floods

    New Delhi (NVI): Six more people have lost their lives due to floods in Assam, taking the death toll to around 85 in the state.

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda has informed that over 70 lakh people have been affected due to Assam floods and heavy rains.

    In addition to this, as many as 108 animals, inluding 9 rhinoceroses have died at the Kaziranga National Park. About 136 animals have also been rescued.

    About 80 percent area of the national park was inundated with flood waters due to heavy rainfall. According to park authorities, among the animals that died, there are 9 rhinos, 4 wild buffaloes, 7 wild boars, 2 swamp deer and 82 hog deer.

    On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to CM Sonowal over phone to take stock of the situation and assured all support to the state.

    -CHK