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Sonowal reviews flash flood in Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Kamrup (Metro) district administration to immediately release ex-gratia amount of Rs 6.5 lakh to the next of kin of Dulal Malakar killed in flash flood induced electrocution here on Thursday morning.

He directed that Rs 4 lakh be released under the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) and another Rs 2.5 lakh from Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) to the next of kin of the deceased, an official release said.

Sonowal reviewed the flash flood situation in the city due to heavy rainfall with officials..

He asked them to take necessary steps to give suitable appointment to the victim's wife at APDCL.

Sonowal directed to constitute a joint team and identify all vulnerable points and carry out necessary rectification.

The Chief Minister told the team to submit a compliance report to him within seven days.
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