Air of despondency in Assam as floods submerge entire villages

Monsoon season has been worse than usual, sweeping away possessions and leaving people huddling on raised ground

People living in Assam, in north-east India, are usually stoical about the flooding that occurs to a greater or lesser extent every monsoon season. But this year they say the situation is dramatically worse. “It was like a scene from Titanic,” one man told local media of the rising waters that have flooded all but two of the state’s districts.

In some places entire villages are under water, while across the state 114,000 hectares of crops have been submerged and 5,000 livestock have been washed away. For those that remain, fodder is running out.

Continue reading…

(SOURCE) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/21/air-of-despondency-in-assam-as-floods-submerge-entire-villages

Share:


Related Posts

Half of US adults were exposed to harmful lead levels as kids, study finds

Researcher calls findings ‘infuriating’ as team finds significant impact on cognitive development Over...

Sydney Harbour turns brown as authorities warn against swimming after floods

Heavy rainfall can cause untreated sewage containing viruses and bacteria to flow into...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add Comment *

Name *

Email *

Website