- Title: Floods wreak havoc in northeastern India, displaces thousands
- Date: 12th July 2020
- Summary: CHIRANG, ASSAM, INDIA (JULY 11, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) LOCALS WALKING IN KNEE-DEEP WATER VARIOUS OF MINISTER IN INDIA'S NORTHEASTERN ASSAM STATE, CHANDAN BRAHMA (LIGHT GREEN T-SHIRT) WALKING ALONG WITH OTHERS IN FLOODED AREA FLOODED AREA VARIOUS OF BRAHMA WALKING ALONG WITH OTHERS VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT SHELTER HOUSES WOMEN AND CHILDREN AT SHELTER HOME (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) MINISTER OF INDIA'S NORTHEASTERN ASSAM STATE, CHANDAN BRAHMA, SAYING: "A lot of locals and the public are working and helping each other during floods, which is a good thing. In yesterday's (July 10) situation, there were chances that lives would have been lost, but the State Disaster Response Team helped a lot. And people also helped each other and that is why people were safe." MUZAFFARPUR, BIHAR, INDIA, (JULY 12, 2020) (ANI -NO USE INDIA) (SD) SWOLLEN WATER BODY MILESTONE SUBMERGED IN WATER FLOODED ROAD CHILDREN AND OTHERS STANDING OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSE AS WATER FLOWS ON ROAD FLOODED ROAD PEOPLE WALKING IN WAIST-DEEP WATER (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) LOCAL, RAM BAHADUR PRASAD, SAYING: "All the near-by areas are flooded and it started flooding yesterday and it is 2.5 feet deep water. (REPORTER ASKING: Are your houses flooded too?) Yes, there is water in our houses as well. (REPORTER ASKING: Did you receive any aid (from the government?) No, we have not been provided with anything." PEOPLE HOLDING THEIR BELONGINGS AS THEY WALK IN FLOODED AREA FLOODED RESIDENTIAL AREA
- Embargoed: 26th July 2020 15:27
- Keywords: Assam Bihar Floods India landslides rain waterlogging
- Location: CHIRANG, ASSAM/MUZAFFARPUR, BIHAR, INDIA
- City: CHIRANG, ASSAM/MUZAFFARPUR, BIHAR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Floods
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMI71AN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Floods have ravaged India's northeastern Assam and eastern Bihar where more than 40 persons have lost their lives and hundreds of thousands of villagers have been displaced, said media reports.
Locals in Chirang district, one of the worst-hit, were seen wading through waist-deep water after heavy rainfall lashed out the region on Friday (July 10).
"A lot of locals and the public are working and helping each other during floods, which is a good thing. In yesterday's (July 10) the situation, there were chances that lives would have been lost, but the State Disaster Response Team helped a lot. And people also helped each other and that is why people were safe," said a minister of Assam, Chandan Brahma who was surveying the flood-hit areas in Chirang.
Meanwhile, the situation also looked grim in Muzaffarpur district in eastern Bihar state where intense rainfall and swollen water bodies have inundated residential areas.
Assam, famous for its tea plantations, is hit by seasonal flooding each year, forcing the state and the federal governments to spend millions of rupees on flood control.
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