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Water-logging wreaks havoc in Guwahati, 8 killed, 1 missing

Heavy rains in Guwahati

Heavy rains in GuwahatiGuwahati: Six persons died ofelectrocution and in landslides after torrential rains last night submerged large areas of Assam’s capital city paralysing normal life.

Among the victims, a government employee, Dinesh Das, was electrocuted in the inundated MLA Hostel in the Capital Complex in Dispur area, police sources said here today.

A second person, Prafulla Das, an official of the Arunachal Pradesh Cultural Affairs department was electrocuted when he attempted to switch off the inverter in his residence in water-logged Nabin Nagar area.

A third person, Suren Bharali, was also electrocuted in the Down Town Hospital area on G S Road, the sources said.

The other casualties were three members of a family, including two women, who were killed in a landslide which hit their tin-roofed house in Bhangagarh area, the sources said.


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