Aug 13, 2017

Critical flood situation in Assam, 2.3 million affected, death toll mounts to 104

Assam
India
by
The Watchers
Image: NASA/JAXA GPM, Google
Image: NASA/JAXA GPM, Google

The flood situation in India's state of Assam drastically worsened on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, 2017, after heavy monsoon rains engulfed the region on Friday. At least 5 people died on Saturday and another 15 on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the state to 104 since the start of the monsoon season. Across the country, heavy rains killed least 70 people within just 48 hours. Heavy rains are also affecting neighboring Nepal, where at least 47 people died since Friday, and Bangladesh.

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Across the country, heavy rains killed least 70 people within just 48 hours.

At least 46 of them died early Sunday when a massive landslide swept away two buses and several vehicles in Himachal Pradesh. In Uttarakhand, a girl was killed and her parents are missing following a landslide that buried their house on Saturday.