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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Monsoon rain in Assam state, northeast of India caused over a million residents to move and flash floods killed at least 10 people, in the last 72 hours ago.

According to authorities, the Brahmaputra rivers flowing from the Himalayan mountains to India and to Bangladesh overflowed to the banks to drown more than 1,800 villages in the country.

“A total of 10 people have been killed in several drowning incidents, over the last three days and over one million people have been affected by the floods,” according to a state government flood bulletin.

Monsoon rain affects at least 25 of the 32 districts in Assam and the federal water bodies say the water level at Brahmaputra is expected to rise with more rain forecasts over another three days.

Assam flood

“The situation is still very critical,” Assam Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta said.

Assam is renowned for its high quality tea, it faces floods and heavy rain, over the years, torturing hundreds of lives and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to move.

The state is in the maximum alert level given the forecast for heavy Monsoon rain over the next few days, authorities said. – Reuters reported

Read also: One dead, Three injured by thunderstorms in India

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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