Heavy rain triggers floods in India

Guwahati, the capital of India's north-eastern Assam state, was under water yesterday as torrential rain continued to cause misery in the north-east of the country. Floods since early this month have left at least 20 people dead, including 12 due to
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Guwahati, the capital of India's north-eastern Assam state, was under water yesterday as torrential rain continued to cause misery in the north-east of the country. Floods since early this month have left at least 20 people dead, including 12 due to landslides in the state of Mizoram. More than 100,000 people have been affected by the deluge in Assam alone, and large swathes of farmland have been damaged.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2017, with the headline 'Heavy rain triggers floods in India'. Print Edition | Subscribe