Heavy flooding continues to wreak havoc in north-east

Guwahati, July 31 : Heavy flooding continues in north-eastern and eastern parts of the country as most rivers in the region are flowing above the danger mark.

At least 26 people have been killed in heavy rains and floods in Assam. Soil erosion at many places has forced the villagers to take shelter in camps. Heavy rains this month have inundated hundreds of villages, displacing thousands of people in the tea-growing state of Assam.

At least 1,75,000 people in Meghalaya have also been affected by flooding. Local authorities have asked the people living in low lying areas to shift towards higher areas. The June-September monsoon this year has so far delivered at least four percent higher rainfall than average.

Source: ANI