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Over 400 missing after cloudburst

Over 400 people have been remaining clueless in Goalpara district hours after the cloudburst in Meghalaya on Monday. These people hailing from atleast 10 villages along the Assam-Meghalaya border who have gone missing after the havoc. In Dudhnoi alone, atleast 300 people have yet to surface. The Army is on rescue and relief operations in the district where speeding water coming from Garo hills devastated a huge area. Army and NDRF have been working acting on the statements of the eyewitnesses who managed to escape death. The villagers told Assam Times that at least 13 bodies have been fished out till Monday night. The authorities have sought the help of the Indian Air Force to launch rescue operations in Goalpara and neighbouring Dhubri district where a large number of people were reported to have been marooned in the floodwater.

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