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India: Flash Flood: 2006/06/11 Country Information on DRR

Period 2006/06/11
Country or District India
Event Type Flash Flood
Outline The floods struck when many people were sleeping Around 130 people have died in flash floods in India's north-eastern state of Assam since Saturday. The worst affected area is the district of Goalpara where at least 80 villagers are still missing, officials say.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Swissinfo 2006/06/16
Officials on the Indian side said 12 people had been killed so far and almost half-a-million affected by the floods, with scores of villages in the state of Assam inundated by overflowing rivers, forcing residents to higher grounds.

BBC NEWS 2005/06/11
Goalpara's senior relief official, AK Majumder, told the BBC that 55 relief camps have been opened for more than 25,000 people who were made homeless by the sudden floods.