Over 10 people have been declared dead in areas of Assam and Meghalaya after the torrential rain caused floods in several districts of the north eastern states of India.
The dead includes a child who was killed in a landslide triggered by floods in Hatsingimari in Dhubri district. In Guwahati, a man's body was found floating in the flood water and another 71-year-old man, Ashib Bhattacharjee died of electrocution, Zee News reported.
In Meghalaya, cloudburst alone has killed at least 15 people, and about 400 have been missing, Assam Times reported.
Thousands of people are stranded in areas of Goalpara, Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Guwahati and Kamrup (Rural) district. Over 50,000 people are trapped in about 100 villages in Assam's Goalpara district, Deputy Commissioner Preetam Saikia said. Another 50,000 people are stranded in 12 villages in state's Dhubri district.
Hatsingimari and Mancachar are the worst affected areas in the flood-hit Assam. The Border Security Force (BSF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been sent across to these regions to carry out rescue operations and evacuate trapped people to rehabilitation centres.
"In Hatsingimari alone, about 4,000-5,000 people have been marooned. BSF personnel are working in close tandem with the district administration to evacuate the affected people", according to Chief Minister's office press release.
Meanwhile, Guwahati administration has ordered the schools to remain closed for the day due to water-logging in most part of the city.
The release has also declared assistance contact numbers for flood-hit Guwahati— 0361-2733052; 0361-2237042 and 8811007000