Flooding displaces more than a million in northeastern India

15 July 2019
2019-07-15 11:49

Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in northern and northeastern India has led to the displacement of more than a million people and destroyed crops. Farmlands and residential areas were submerged and rivers burst their banks in four states close to Nepal, ANI footage showed on Sunday. A farmer in the state of Uttar Pradesh said all of the crops in his community has been destroyed.

More than a million people were displaced from their homes in Assam state and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities on Saturday. The Brahmaputra River, which flows from the Himalayas into India and then through Bangladesh has burst its banks, swamping more than 1,800 villages in the state.

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