In Photos: Floods Ravage Assam, Over 40 Lakh People Affected

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Heavy rains and subsequent floods have affected normal life in the northeastern state of Assam, cutting road and rail links and forcing evacuation of thousands of people from their inundated houses to safer areas.

At least 15 people have been killed in floods and landslides and over 46 lakh have been affected in the state, which is facing a serious situation as water levels of rivers in the area continue to rise.

The government has pressed the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force to help the marooned people in different districts while the Army has been called in to assist the civil administration in relief and rescue operations.

A family marooned on the top of a hut in the flood-hit locality of Panikhaiti in Kamrup district of Assam, on Monday, 15 July 2019.

The Indian Army carry out rescue operation in flooded village Balipur Char in the Baksa district of Assam on Saturday, 13 July 2019.

Women collect drinking water from a hand-pump in a flooded village of Morigaon district of Assam, on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Villagers along with their cows move to a safer place from a flooded area in Kamrup district of Assam on Monday, 15 July 2019.

A flooded school following incessant rains, in Nagaon district of Assam, on Monday, 15 July 2019.

A boy sits in a container to move across a flooded village in Morigaon district of Assam, on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

A one-horned rhino at the flood-affected Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam, on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

A woman collects potable water from a well in the flood affected area of Rajabari village, in Kamrup district of Assam, on Monday, 15 July 2019.

Flood-affected villagers with their belongings travel on a boat in Katahguri village along the river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Flood affected villagers travel on a boat as others take shelter on a highland in Katahguri village along the river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Flood affected villagers take shelter on the roof of their submerged houses in Katahguri village along the river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Flood affected villagers move on a makeshift bamboo raft in Katahguri village along the river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Indian woman Amena Khatoon, 22, holding her two month old baby girl Umahani sits on a boat as a hen hatches its eggs in a container as flood affected villagers travel on a boat in Katahguri village along the river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

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