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88 killed, over 10 lakh displaced in flood-hit Assam and Meghalaya

At least 88 people have been killed and over 10 lakh displaced in flood-hit Assam and Meghalaya.

After combating the floods for more than a week in the two states, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has now shifted its operations from rescue to relief.

“We are now concentrating our energy to undertake relief operations as rescue work has finished largely. There are signs of water receding in these areas,” NDRF chief OP Singh told after accompanying Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on an aerial survey of the two states on Saturday.

The NDRF chief said in Assam the worst affected areas are the districts of Goalpara, Kamrup (rural) and Boko alongwith some adjoining areas, whereas in Meghalaya, the areas of Tura and seven districts in Garo Hills area are the worst-hit.

“There has been massive destruction in these areas due to flood waters,” he said.

The NDRF which is operating 16 teams in the two states has rescued close to 6,000 people and distributed 80 quintals of food and other essential items to the people who are marooned.

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