Iran sends condolences to India over floods
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani sent a message of condolences to Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar over floods which claimed lives of over 100 people and made millions displaced, ISNA reported.
Larijani voiced sympathy with survivors of the victims and offered condolences to Indian nation and government over the tragic event and said the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to send necessary goods.
The death toll has risen to 105 in floods caused by heavy monsoon rains in India's northeastern state of Assam, while hundreds of animals have died in the region's Kaziranga national park.
Since mid-June, heavy rains and overflowing rivers have swept away houses and submerged large areas of agricultural land in 2000 villages across the state, forcing a million people to leave their homes for higher ground.
Assam's Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka said on Saturday that 105 people had been killed so far in flood-related incidents and 16 more were missing.
"Most of these deaths, in drownings and landslides, occurred over the past 10 days," the minister said.
Although rains had eased, the Brahmaputra - one of Asia's largest rivers - was flowing above the danger mark in affected areas.