17 Assam Districts🌊 Flooded; No Ferry Services As Rivers Above Danger ⚠Mark

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A monsoon flood in Assam has inundated at least 17 districts in the north-east state and affected over four lakh people, officials said. The Brahmaputra river - one of the largest rivers in the world that cuts through Assam's biggest city Guwahati - and five other rivers are flowing above the danger mark, officials said.

Ferry services across Assam have been stopped after the weather office forecast more rain this weekend.

In neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, two schoolchildren died after they got buried in a landslide in Tawang, close to the border with China, taking the number of dead to six since Tuesday when heavy rain started in the region.

Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in the tea-rich Upper Assam and Bongaigaon and Barpeta in Lower Assam are the worth hit.

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