5 more die in Assam flood, toll touches 80

Flood has wrecked havoc in Assam. Photo credit: PTI

Floods in Assam claimed five more lives, taking the toll in the state to 80 on Friday even as water levels in all the affected districts receded further, an official report said.

Around 27.15 lakh people in 2,078 villages of 17 districts have been affected by the deluge.

Of the five deaths reported on Friday, two were from Baksa district while one death each was reported from Barpeta, Cachar and Biswanath, the Assam State Disaster Management said in its report. 

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