Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Heavy Rain Floods India’s Assam and Other Areas” – below is their description.
Pre-monsoon deluges have flooded parts of India and Bangladesh, killing at least 24 people in recent weeks and sending 90,000 people into shelters, authorities said on Monday.
“We have nothing to eat or drink, my children are starving now,” said one flood-affected resident of Nagaon, Assam.
Both heavily populated nations in South Asia are prone to frequent floods and are considered major victims of climate change.
The deaths have been reported since April 6 in India’s northeastern region, with Assam state continuing to experience floods.
Those who have left their homes due to the floods are staying in 269 camps set up by authorities.
The Indian army and air force have had to evacuate thousands of people in the last two weeks.
Helicopters have been dropping essential items to people stuck in vulnerable spots in worst-hit Dima Hasao district.
The Indian Space Research Organization is using satellites to assess the damage.
Flash flooding is also occurring in the Bangladeshi districts of Sylhet and Sunamganj, which border India’s northeast.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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