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Last Updated : Jul 16, 2020 10:01 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

In pics | Assam flood situation continues to worsen, over 33 lakh people displaced, large parts of Kaziranga National Park inundated

Thousands of people were taking shelter on a raised river embankment after being displaced from their submerged homes in central Assam’s Morigaon district.

The Brahmaputra River, which flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh, burst its banks in Assam late in June and continues to wreak havoc in India’s north-eastern state. Around 85 people have died in the state in flood-related incidents so far and more than 33 lakh people across 28 districts of the state are affected by the deluge. (Image: AP)

The Brahmaputra River, which flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh, burst its banks in Assam late in June and continues to wreak havoc in India’s north-eastern state. Around 85 people have died in the state in flood-related incidents so far and more than 33 lakh people across 28 districts of the state are affected by the deluge. (Image: AP)

Thousands of people were taking shelter on a raised river embankment after being displaced from their submerged homes in central Assam’s Morigaon district. (Image: AP)

Thousands of people were taking shelter on a raised river embankment after being displaced from their submerged homes in central Assam’s Morigaon district. (Image: AP)

Indian flood affected people load empty cooking gas cylinders from a boat to another near an embankment of river Brahmaputra in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

Indian flood affected people load empty cooking gas cylinders from a boat to another near an embankment of river Brahmaputra in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

The floods also swamped most of Kaziranga National Park, home to rare one-horned rhinos. One-horned rhinos move to higher grounds in the flood-affected area of Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district, in the north-eastern state of Assam, on July 16. (Image: Reuters)

The floods also swamped most of Kaziranga National Park, home to rare one-horned rhinos. One-horned rhinos move to higher grounds in the flood-affected area of Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district, in the north-eastern state of Assam, on July 16. (Image: Reuters)

In the Pabitora wildlife sanctuary an entire one-horned rhino population of over a hundred were taking shelter in artificially built highlands. (Image: AP)

In the Pabitora wildlife sanctuary an entire one-horned rhino population of over a hundred were taking shelter in artificially built highlands. (Image: AP)

Indian flood affected people who took shelter in a school look on in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

Indian flood affected people who took shelter in a school look on in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

Although the rains are crucial for rain-fed crops planted during the season, they often cause extensive damage. Indian flood affected villagers and cattle take shelter on a partially washed away road in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

Although the rains are crucial for rain-fed crops planted during the season, they often cause extensive damage. Indian flood affected villagers and cattle take shelter on a partially washed away road in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

A man rows a boat near his submerged house in Gagolmari village, in Morigaon district of Assam. (Image: AP)

A man rows a boat near his submerged house in Gagolmari village, in Morigaon district of Assam. (Image: AP)

Indian flood affected villagers and cattle take shelter on an embankment of river Brahmaputra in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

Indian flood affected villagers and cattle take shelter on an embankment of river Brahmaputra in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

Flood affected villagers are seen near their partially submerged houses in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

Flood affected villagers are seen near their partially submerged houses in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam. (Image: AP)

First Published on Jul 16, 2020 10:01 pm
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