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Six died of electrocution and landslides after torrential rains in Guwahati

Guwahati, 27 June-2014, PTI: Six persons died of electrocution and in landslides after torrential rains on Thursday night submerged large areas of Assam’s capital city paralysing normal life.

Six died of electrocution and landslides after torrential rains in Guwahati

Six died of electrocution and landslides after torrential rains in Guwahati
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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 GS 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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