India’s floods claim 62 lives

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India's floods claim 62 lives

The death toll from severe floods in the Indian state of Assam has risen to 62

India's floods claim 62 lives

Authorities said the death toll rose to 62 with 8 people killed in weeks of heavy rains that caused the Brahmaputra River, one of Asia’s largest rivers, to overflow.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) announced that 32 of the state’s 35 districts were flooded.

On the other hand, a boat carrying 9 people capsized 500 kilometers east of Gauhati, the capital of the state, and 4 people were missing.

Police officials said search efforts were underway but strong currents were hampering efforts.

In Assam, 108,104 people from about 3 thousand areas affected by floods took shelter in relief camps.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on his social media account that he met with Assam State Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and said, “I pray for the safety and well-being of the flood-affected people of Assam.”

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