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Floods wreak havoc in northeastern India

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Floods wreak havoc in northeastern India

Floods wreak havoc in northeastern India

The swirling grey waters of the Brahmaputra, one of Asia's largest rivers, continued to wreak havoc in northeastern India's Assam state, displacing more than 2 million people, officials said on Tuesday.View on euronews

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Assam floods: Death toll mounts to 133, CM Sonowal inspects affected areas [Video]

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Parts of Assam have been reeling under heavy floods. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the flood affected areas in Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur on Wednesday. He inspected an embankment on Charikoria river. The Chief Minister also visited the flood and erosion hit areas in the State. He visited the Jiadhal river site, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, where floods have caused huge damage. He visited Bhujgaon in Dhemaji district and distributed relief materials among the affected people. "The Jiadhal river, a tributary of Brahmaputra has caused huge damage during the present spate of floods. Visited Bhujgaon in Dhemaji district distributed relief materials among the affected people with colleagues," the CM tweeted on Wednesday morning. More than 56 lakh people in 30 districts have been affected. Several NDRF and SDRF teams deployed to conduct rescue work. So far, at least 133 people have lost their lives in floods. Out of 133, around 107 people died in flood-related incidents, while 26 people died due to landslides. Additionally, agricultural land has been affected while thousands of people have been evacuated from the flood-affected areas. Floods wreaked havoc in Assam for the fourth time this year.

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Water level is gradually receding in Brahmaputra river amid flood conditions in parts of Assam. Water level had crossed danger-mark by 8 cm in the river. "Water level is currently at 49.52, the level is expected to further go down," said Sadiqul Haq, Central Water Commission official.

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