In Pics: Assam reeling under floods, thousands displaced

Guwahati, July 23: Several districts in Assam are reeling under floods due to heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers. As many as 84,000 people have been affected.

Meanwhile, the Army has been called in to carry out rescue operations in the state.

The affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Barpeta and Bongaigain where 464 villages are affected by the swirling flood waters.

The Army sent four teams to the Khungring area of Chirang, where 30 people were rescued from their village.

Here are a few images to show the plight of the people there:

Several districts in Assam reeling under floods

Villagers on a boat wade through flooded area after heavy showers in Balimukh village in Morigoan district of Assam.

Even birds try their luck during floods

Villagers travel by boat during flood due to heavy rains in Morigoan district of Assam.

Villagers wade through floods with their cattle

Villagers along with their cattle wade through a Banana raft from the flood affected village of Murkata in Morigaon district in Assam.

Boy wades through floodwaters

A boy prepares to cross floodwaters on a banana raft in Morigoan district of Assam. Floods in the northern state of Assam have affected people living across six districts.

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