Flash floods in Assam, seven dead

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Guwahati, June 27: Flash floods hit Guwahati and four districts in Assam on Friday, killing seven persons.

Among the seven, three were killed in landslides in the Koinadhana area close to chief minister Tarun Gogoi's residence in the state capital. Several other persons were hurt in the floods and landslides.

The floods followed the incessant rainfall in Guwahati in the last 15 hours. Most part of the city is reportedly submerged under flood water. Rajgarh and Tarun Nagar areas in Guwahati are the worst-hit. Four persons died after getting electrocuted.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited the worst-affected areas. According to authorities,illegal encroachments across the state capital caused the flash floods.

The National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) has began rescue operations in east Guwahati. The state administration has opened helplines for better communication with those marooned in flood water.

Five relief camps have been opened, with nearly 10,000 people taking refuge in these centres. The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat, said a NDTV report.

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