- Title: Over a million flee homes, animals rescued as heavy flooding hits India
- Date: 15th July 2020
- Summary: MUZAFFARPUR, BIHAR, INDIA (JULY 15, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) MAN CROSSING FLOODED RIVER USING ROPE RIVER FLOWING FLOODED AREA WATER FLOWING UNDER BRIDGE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) FLOOD-HIT VICTIM, MOHAMMAD SHABBIR, SAYING: "Yes (we are facing) a lot (of problems). We are not able to go anywhere; lockdown is also there so we are facing problems." MEN WADING THROUGH FLOODWATER
- Embargoed: 29th July 2020 16:17
- Keywords: bihar flooding india kaziranga national park rhino
- Location: MUZAFFARPUR, BIHAR AND KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, ASSAM, INDIA
- City: MUZAFFARPUR, BIHAR AND KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, ASSAM, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMX5F0N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: QUALITY AS INCOMING
Heavy flooding triggered by monsoon rains have forced more than a million people to flee their homes in India's Kaziranga state, officials said on Wednesday (July 15).
As many as 170 animals have been rescued from the flooded Kaziranga national park - home to the world's largest concentration of one-horned rhinos.
"The second wave of current year flood is going on in Kaziranga so far 66 animals died and 170 numbers of animals were rescued," said Director of Kaziranga National Park, P. Sivakumar.
A female rhino calf that was separated from its mother was also rescued by authorities.
With most of the land in the park being under water, animals are struggling to survive.
The Brahmaputra River, one of the largest rivers in the world which flows from Tibet into India and then into Bangladesh, burst its banks in Assam over the weekend, inundating more than 2,000 villages.
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