Heavy monsoon rains and widespread flooding they caused have already affected approximately 400 000 people in the state of Assam and authorities warn it will only get worse. The worst affected district is Karimganj with 180 000 people affected and 200 submerged villages. IMD warns more rain will hit the state this week and worsen the already critical situation across the state. The death toll has risen to at least 18 since the monsoon rains started.

Heavy monsoon rains have worsened flooding in Assam as of July 2, 2017, with new areas submerged by the rising waters of the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries. A total of 853 villages in 15 of Assam’s 32 districts are currently hit by the flood. The affected districts are Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Chirang, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, and Sivasagar.  READ MORE