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Let-up in flood before PM-Sonia visit

Marooned Assam is ready to receive Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the absence of the chief miister. The water levels of the major rivers have shown receding trend on Sunday but the people are yet to get out of the blues. The death toll has gone up to 61 while nearly two million people are affected. Many died of landslides in the past few days while about 2000 villages are affected spared across a large number of districts. The Army said on Sunday it is assisting in Flood Relief Operations in all affected areas of the two states. Reacting swiftly, Army has deployed 122 teams in flood affected areas for rescue and relief operations in Sonitpur, Kamrup, Barpeta, Tinsukia, Sibsagar Jorhat, Dhemaji, Baksa, Nalbari and Darrang districts.

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