Heavy rains in India affect over two million people
New Delhi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,400,000 people have been affected by floods in 27 districts of the Assam state, according to the territory's Disaster Management Authority.
The Brahmaputra has overflowed in various places just like several other rivers.
The floods, a result of the rains of the current monsoon season, have affected 2,763 villages and caused great damage to infrastructure such as roads, embankments, bridges, sewers and others, in addition to destroying crops.
Meanwhile, the death toll from floods and landslides is 50, authorities said.
About 60,000 affected people have been evacuated to 480 relief camps, the All India Radio station said.
The Central Water Commission announced the probability of heavy isolated rains in the region for the next three or four days.
Meanwhile, up to 95 percent of the Kaziranga National Park and the Tiger Reserve are submerged.
Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force, together with the local administration, seek to rescue the affected people, as well as provide relief services for the villagers.
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