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President condoles deaths in Assam, Meghalaya floods

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in Meghalaya and Assam. He wished speedy recovery for those who are injured, a statement said.

In messages sent to Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul and Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik, the president said: “I am deeply saddened to learn about heavy rains leading to floods and landslides in certain areas of the states, which have caused loss of lives, injuries and damage to property. I understand rescue and relief operations are currently underway.”

“I call upon the state governments and other authorities to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families, who have lost their near and dear ones as well as medical assistance to the injured,” Mukherjee said.

“Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I wish speedy recovery to the injured people,” he said.