Floods kill nearly 80 people in India

(ORDO NEWS) — The number of victims of floods in the state of Assam in northeastern India has reached 79, the Times of India reported, citing the local disaster management agency (ASDMA).

Flooding due to heavy rainfall began in the state in late May.

The organization’s report notes that the water level in the large Indian river Brahmaputra has risen above a critical level in several areas. According to the authorities, the disaster affected 26 districts.

“A total of 2,763,719 people were in the disaster zone … The government has so far opened 649 temporary accommodation camps,” the report says.

It is noted that at least 2,678 villages were flooded. In Kaziranga National Park, 96 animals have died, authorities added.

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