Bad Monsoon Floods Hit Assam, India: Photos

This aerial photo shows a flooded area of Jorhat in Assam state, India, Monday, July 2, 2012. The floods from monsoon rains in northeastern India killed dozens of people, with more than 2,000 villages inundated as rivers breached their banks, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo)

Assam in India was hit by the worse monsoon floods in a decade.

It killed at least 95 people.

Around 2 millions were forced to leave their homes.

The Brahmaputra River overflowed and flooded villages.

The heavy rains also caused landslides.

In the worst hit Dhemaji district, raging waters of the Brahmaputra River swept away entire villages.

The entire Majuli island was awash as the Brahmaputra River rosed above the danger level.

Majuli island is one of the largest river islands in the world.

In the Kaziranga National Park that is badly flooded, hundreds of animals were found dead.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary near Assam’s capital city, Gauhati is also badly flooded.

This is a disaster!

A Press Information Bureau photo shows an Indian Air Force helicopter on a Relief and Rescue mission in the flood-affected areas of Assam. India’s agriculture minister has warned the annual monsoon, which is crucial to the country’s economy, is 31% below average but he says increased rainfall is forecast. (AFP)
Flood affected villagers crowd a boat in Gagalmari village in Assam state, India, Monday, July 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Domesticated animals are seen stranded on an islet in the flooded areas of the Sonitpur district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam July 1, 2012. Incessant heavy rains in northeast India have caused massive flooding and landslides, killing more than 60 people, local media reported on Sunday. Picture taken July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter, carrying relief supplies, flies over the flooded areas of the Sonitpur district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
A view of flood-affected people with their domesticated animals stranded on an islet in a flooded area of the Sonitpur district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Villagers travel on a boat in the flood affected area of Jhargoan village in Morigoan district on June 29. Almost half a million peolpe are living in relief camps, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.
Villagers padddle with their belongings through flood waters in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, 55 kms from the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam on June 28, 2012. Floodwaters have submerged 90% of the sanctuary.
Flood waters have inundated the Kaziranga National Park in the north-east Indian state of Assam national park where hundreds of animals have been found dead.

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Columnist at Utusan Malaysia. Secretary at Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Pendidikan Malaysia (ME'DIDIK).

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