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12:00 AM, September 15, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 15, 2010

Ten killed, three lakh displaced in Assam flood

At least 10 people were killed and about 3 lakh displaced in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in the northeastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Heavy rains triggered mudslides and flooding in at least three districts of Arunachal Pradesh, washing away bridges, huts and school buildings, besides devastating agriculture crops, a government spokesperson said.
"The devastation caused by the floods and landslides has been extensive with eight people already killed in incidents of house collapse due to landslides, besides snapping road links in many areas," Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu told IANS.
In adjoining Assam, two people were killed in the past three days of flooding in which about 3 lakh people were displaced spread over 250 villages in the four districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Golaghat and Bongaigaon.

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