Millions displaced after floods in India

Monsoon rain bursts banks of Brahmaputra River, causing mass devastation.

    Floods in the Indian state of Assam have killed at least 81 people and dozens are still reported missing.

    Disaster struck after the mighty Brahmaputra River and many of its tributaries breached their banks, washing away thousands of homes mostly made of bamboo and straw, as well as roads, bridges and power lines. 

    While the rains are easing, hundreds of thousands of people are trying to rebuild their lives after incessant torrents flooded at least 2,000 villages, destroyed thousands of hectares of farmland and displaced at least 2 million people.

    Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports from Assam.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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