India – Floods Return to Assam Leaving Over 20 Dead

Floods have struck once again in the Indian state of Assam.

Further heavy monsoon rain has resulted in flooding which has affected 736,000 people in 18 districts, according to Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA).

The floods have forced over 50,000 from their homes. A total of 168 relief camps have been set up by local authorities to house the displaced.

The most recent reports from ASDMA say that as many as 21 people have died in the floods over the last 4 days.

Heavy rainfall in Assam and catchment areas for the state’s rivers resulted in the fourth spate of deadly floods since the monsoon rains first began in June this year.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast heavy rainfall in parts of north-east India for the next 24 hours, and have issued alerts for some areas of Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Sikkim.

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