Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:22:43 GMT

PM assures all help to flood-hit Assam



New Delhi, June 28 (PTI) As flood situation in Assam deteriorated, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today assured all help to the state government and directed the Defence Ministry to provide army assistance in rescue and relief.
Singh called up states''s Health Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma to enquire about the condition in the state, a PMO statement said.
The Prime Minister assured the Assam government of all help to deal with the flood situation there, it said.
The statement said Singh also spoke to Defence Minister A K Antony "urging full army assistance for the rescue and relief operations in the affected areas".
The situation deteriorated in the state today as 23 of the 27 districts came in the grip of floods in which 26 people have died.

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