New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has assured the Assam Government of all help to deal with the flood situation in the state.
Dr. Singh called Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to enquire about the condition in the state.
Dr. Singh has also spoken to Defence Minister A. K. Antony urging full Army assistance for rescue and relief operations in the affected areas.
At least 20 people have been killed in the Assam flood that have affected 23 of the total 27 districts following incessant rains during the past few weeks.
The flood scene in Assam worsened yesterday with 10 more people washed away, as many were feared drowned and thousands had been rendered homeless across the state. The world's biggest inhabited river island, Majuli, is facing a threat of complete submergence.
All districts barring the hill districts of Karbi Anglong, North Cachar Hills, Kokrajhar and Buxa have been affected. (ANI)