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Indian army evacuates people from flooded Assam state of India

Utpal Baruah / Reuters

Flood-affected people walk through a damaged road at Marigaon district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on Tuesday. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million affected by heavy monsoon rains that caused floods in Assam, in what the prime minister on Monday called one of the worst such disasters to strike recently. The mighty Brahmaputra River and many of its tributaries have breached their banks after downpours, washing away thousands of homes mostly made of bamboo and straw, as well as roads, bridges and power lines.

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Indian army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers in Phateki, 270 kilometers (169 miles) east of Gauhati on Monday. Nearly half a million people took refuge in relief camps set up in government buildings after the devastating floods killed 95 people and left 14 missing in northeastern Assam state.

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Nurses get on to an army boat for the remote flood affected areas in the worst flood affected Sonitpur district of Assam state about 270 km from Guwahati city, India, on Tuesday. Over 80 people have died as a result of the floods in Assam.

EPA

Medicine is sprayed on the feet of a flood affected victim in Phatekai village in the worst flood affected Sonitpur district of Assam state about 270 km from Guwahati city, India, on Tuesday. Over 80 people have died as a result of the floods in Assam.

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