SHILLONG, Sept 30 (PTI): With the recovery of three more bodies, the death toll due to flash flood and landslide in Meghalaya has risen to 55, State Chief Secretary P Barkos O Warjri said today.
�The death toll due to flash flood and landslides in Meghalaya has risen to 55 after more dead bodies were recovered yesterday in the Garo Hills region,� Warjri told PTI here.
The recovery of the bodies was made after water receded in several places in the plains in West Garo Hills and North Garo Hills region, he said, adding that there could be more people who have actually died in the rising flood waters.
District officials and the police are trying to verify the identities of the bodies recovered, he said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today appealed to citizens to donate generously to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund aimed at rebuilding the lives of those affected by flood and landslide.