Photos: Second wave of floods hits Assam, toll reaches 15

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:56 AM IST 7 Photos
1 / 7
Heavy rainfall since Thursday has resulted in floods across 21 of Assam’s 33 districts, claiming 15 lives and affecting over more than 2 million people. In an emergency meeting on Sunday, the Assam government deployed Army rescue in search and relief operations with Indian Air Force choppers on standby. Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal termed the second wave of deluge since July as the ‘worst floods in the decades.’ (Biju Boro/AFP)

Heavy rainfall since Thursday has resulted in floods across 21 of Assam’s 33 districts, claiming 15 lives and affecting over more than 2 million people. In an emergency meeting on Sunday, the Assam government deployed Army rescue in search and relief operations with Indian Air Force choppers on standby. Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal termed the second wave of deluge since July as the ‘worst floods in the decades.’ (Biju Boro/AFP)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:56 AM IST
2 / 7
Villagers wade through flood waters carrying household items at Koliabor village in the northeastern state of Assam. Floods also affected Tripura, forcing 9,917 families to take shelter in 75 relief camps. (Biju Boro/AFP)

Villagers wade through flood waters carrying household items at Koliabor village in the northeastern state of Assam. Floods also affected Tripura, forcing 9,917 families to take shelter in 75 relief camps. (Biju Boro/AFP)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:56 AM IST
3 / 7
Rail links between the northeast and the rest of the country were disrupted after railway tracks got damaged as a result of flooding at several places in Assam and West Bengal. (Anuwar Hazarika/REUTERS)

Rail links between the northeast and the rest of the country were disrupted after railway tracks got damaged as a result of flooding at several places in Assam and West Bengal. (Anuwar Hazarika/REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:56 AM IST
4 / 7
The first wave of floods had claimed 84 lives in Assam and another 62 across Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland between May and July. (Arindam Dey/AFP)

The first wave of floods had claimed 84 lives in Assam and another 62 across Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland between May and July. (Arindam Dey/AFP)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:56 AM IST
5 / 7
Additional personnel of national and state disaster response forces were deployed in the affected districts to rescue people. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 1.83 lakh people displaced in the recent floods are taking shelter in 678 relief camps across the state. (Biju Boro/AFP)

Additional personnel of national and state disaster response forces were deployed in the affected districts to rescue people. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 1.83 lakh people displaced in the recent floods are taking shelter in 678 relief camps across the state. (Biju Boro/AFP)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:56 AM IST
6 / 7
People use a makeshift raft to transport goats as they wade through a flooded road in Nagaon district , Assam. Parts of the national highway 37 connecting western and eastern Assam were submerged at Jakhalabandha disrupting movement of vehicles for several hours. (Anuwar Hazarika/REUTERS)

People use a makeshift raft to transport goats as they wade through a flooded road in Nagaon district , Assam. Parts of the national highway 37 connecting western and eastern Assam were submerged at Jakhalabandha disrupting movement of vehicles for several hours. (Anuwar Hazarika/REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:56 AM IST
7 / 7
Indian army soldiers evacuate villagers affected by floods in state of Assam. Flood waters have submerged 2,734 villages and more than 1.34 lakh hectare of crop area affected. Erosion and breaches of embankments have been reported in more than 11 districts. (Anuwar Hazarika/REUTERS)

Indian army soldiers evacuate villagers affected by floods in state of Assam. Flood waters have submerged 2,734 villages and more than 1.34 lakh hectare of crop area affected. Erosion and breaches of embankments have been reported in more than 11 districts. (Anuwar Hazarika/REUTERS)

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:56 AM IST
SHARE
Story Saved