Guwahati rain claims 9 lives

Written by Express news service | Guwahati | Updated: Jun 28 2014, 18:16pm hrs
At least nine persons were killed due to a series of landslides and electrocution as incessant rain played havoc in Guwahati since Thursday night, with most areas in the city inundated.

The authorities have deployed country boats as well as dinghies to evacuate people.

CM Tarun Gogoi, who waded through knee-deep waters to take stock of the situation, faced protest over government failure to solve waterlogging and drainage problem in the city.

Power supply to flooded areas have been cut-off. Several houses were damaged due to landslips.