According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), tens of people have been killed and more than one million have been displaced after monsoon rains hit parts of India and Bangladesh.
Flooding has led to more than 1,500 neighboring villages in the Indian state of Assam underwater. India’s Meteorology Agency says more rain is forecasted for in the next 48 hours.
The Brahmaputra river, which flows from the Himalayas down to India and then through Bangladesh, has burst its banks, swamping more than 1,500 villages in India’s Assam state in the past week.
The water level in the Brahmaputra is expected to rise until the end of the week and then level off, in the absence of more heavy rain, India’s Central Water Commission said.