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Torrential downpour, rising Brahmaputra wreak havoc in Assam

Rescue operation going on

Rescue operation going on

Torrential downpour in the state of Assam continued to wreak havoc on Monday, causing the flooding on National Highway 37 and affecting 200 villages in Morigaon district alone due to the rising water levels of River Brahmaputra.

Broken bridge

Broken bridge

Large areas of Kaziranga National Park were submerged, and the animals from the sanctuary have been taken to highlands. Ferry services to Umananda Devaloi Temple, located at the Peacock Island in the middle of river Brahmaputra, were halted on Monday, leaving the priests and other people on the Island stranded.

In pic: A damaged bridge washed out by the floods at Lahorighat, in Morigaon.

To the brim

To the brim

An earlier report suggested that as many as 62 relief camps and 172 relief distribution centres have been set up for relief and rescue purposes for the people affected by the advent of floods.

In pic: A woman collects potable water from a well in the flood affected area of Rajabari village, in Kamrup district of Assam, on Monday.


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