More than 40 lakh people hit; wild animals flee Kaziranga because of the flooding
Heavy rain has led to widespread flooding in Assam and Bihar. Some 30 districts of Assam have been impacted by the floods. Numerous areas, including the capital, have been inundated. More than 40 lakh people have been affected.
Here are pictures from Assam of the flood's impact ...
Residents of the Hajo area have been blocked by sandbags and bamboos to prevent the influx of Brahmaputra river water into the town.
Not only people, but animals have been badly affected by this severe flooding. The Kaziranga National Wildlife Sanctuary, one of India's major wildlife parks, has been severely affected. About 95 percent of the park is submerged. One elephant and 4 rhinos were killed. Other animals have now exited the park and entered the city.
However, as animals enter human habitats, both the animals and the population are greatly affected.