Jun 23, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
Tens of thousands of people are seeking shelter in government-run relief camps as heavy monsoon rains batter villages in India’s northeast.
At least one person has died in the floodwaters.
On Friday a state government relief agency reported that the state is on red alert and bracing for more downpours over the weekend by evacuating people from low-lying areas.
Almost 14,000 people are staying in dozens of relief camps run by the Assam state government.
The Brahmaputra river, which runs through Assam and is one of Asia’s largest rivers, is prone to flooding.
Annual monsoon rains hit the region from June to September.