The Japanese Encephalitis death toll in Assam has risen to 82.

At a time when Assam on one hand is battling with one of the worst floods that has hit the State over the years, the deadly Japanese Encephalitis disease is also taking a toll on the state.

The latest Japanese Encephalitis death has been reported from Hailakandi. The deceased person has been identified as 21-year-old Montu Das.

Das passed away at the Silchar Medical Hospital last night. Earlier, the deadly disease had claimed the life of a teacher in Hailakandi.