Floods in pics: Lack of urgency makes Assam suffer more

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Guwahati, July 9: It is the same old story in flood-hit Assam. The swollen Brahmaputra and its tributaries located in the northern side of the Mayong Circle cause massive damage in places in and around the circle every year, thanks to the alleged indifference of Morigaon district administration and public works department, and none but the ordinary people have to bear the brunt.

According to local news reports, the district administration and the public works department have failed to reach out to the flood-affected people even in the face of threatening floods this year. What is even more pathetic is that the local administration did not care to repair the public infrastructure which was damaged by last year's flood.

No new bridge has replaced the ones that were washed away by the floods last year while damaged roads were not relaid. The local people have been commuting by risking their lives and now with fresh floods posing a threat, it is a herculean task for them to ensure a minimum survival.

Waterlogged street in Guwahati

A vendor wades through a waterlogged street in Guwahati.

waterlogged street in Guwahati

Vehicles find a tough time moving through a waterlogged road in Guwahati.

A water-logged NH-37

Motorcyclists wade through a water-logged National Highway-37 in Guwahati.

Aerial view

The floods in Assam have claimed one life, affected nearly 350 villages in 11 districts and rendered a lakh people homeless.

Assam floods

Boys and cattle wade through flood waters in a village in Nagaon in Assam.

Assam floods

Men row country boats in flood-hit Assam in search of a safer places.

Anumals have a hard time

An elephant calf struggles to negotiate with flood waters in Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

Looking for a shelter

Two men on a banana raft to move to safe place at Bongaon village in Nagaon in Assam.

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