Guwahati, India-More than 500,000 people have fled their homes in Assam, northeastern India, to escape the deluge caused by the drowning of seven people in the pre-monsoon rain, officials said Wednesday.
Brahmaputra, one of the largest rivers in the world, has flowed from Tibet into Bangladesh, which borders India, bursting Assam’s embankments and flooding more than 1,500 villages in the last three days.
Heavy rains hit most of the rugged state, and downpour continued on Wednesday, with more forecasts in the next two days.
“More than 500,000 people have been affected and flood conditions are getting worse every hour,” Assam’s Minister of Water Resources, Pijush Hazarika, told Reuters, seven people in the last three days. Added that he was drowned in separate cases.
Indian soldiers have recovered more than 2,000 people trapped in the Hojai district in ongoing relief efforts, said state health minister Keshab Mahanta.
Brahmaputra’s water level was expected to rise further, state officials said.
“The situation in the worst-damaged Dimahasao district remains very serious as both rail and road links are cut due to floods and landslides,” Assam’s Revenue Minister Jogenmohan oversees relief efforts there. I am.
Other cities in India, especially the capital New Delhi, have been hit by the heat.
By Zarir Hussain