Home minister Rajnath Singh in flood hit Assam; victims allege camp was set up a night before his visit - NEWS SENTRY

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Home minister Rajnath Singh in flood hit Assam; victims allege camp was set up a night before his visit


Guwahati, July 30, 2016 :  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday arrived in flood ravaged Assam and took stock of the situation. After his arrival at the LGBI airport, the union Home Minister left for the Jagi relief camp set up in Morigaon. Singh interacted with flood victims at the camp and also the family members of the 5 persons dead in the floods in the district. Meanwhile, the victims alleged government apathy disclosing that the camp was set up a night before the arrival of the union home minister. The union home minister was accompanied by union home minister of state Kiren Rijiju, DONER minister Jitendra Singh, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Keshab Mahanta and MP Ramen Deka. 



Minister Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of flood affected areas in Assam
Home Minister Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of flood affected areas in Assam
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, along with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal met the family members of those affected by the floods at Bhagatgaon relief camp in in Morigaon district of Assam.They conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga on Saturday. The rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra River has made the condition of Assam very critical and many districts have been submerged. The flood situation in Assam worsened as new areas have been inundated
Assam floods situation critical, Death toll rises to 35


At least 35 people have died and about 18 lakh have been affected so far in Assam floods with many rivers flowing above the danger mark. More than 2 lakh people have taken shelter at 517 relief camps at different places. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited several places across the state to take stock of flood situation. He instructed the authorities to speed up relief measures. NDRF and SDRF teams have been rushed to all flood-affected districts to carry out rescue and relief works, the disaster management department said.

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