Union minister of state for Home affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday reviewed the flood situation in Assam, where the death toll has mounted to 45 due to the deluge.

Kiren Rijiju was accompanied by officials of the National Disaster Response Force, NITI Ayog and National Disaster Management Authority.

Five fresh flood-related deaths were reported from different parts of the state on Thursday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Thursday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and expressed concern over the damage caused by the devastating floods.


Rajnath Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the Centre would render all possible help to Assam.

“The Centre is very much with the people of Assam at this time of the crisis and assures all possible help to normalise the situation,” he said.

(With inputs from IANS)