An Indian soldier carries a girl to a safer place after she and her family were rescued from a flooded village in the northeastern state of Assam. Photo: AP
An Indian soldier carries a girl to a safer place after she and her family were rescued from a flooded village in the northeastern state of Assam. Photo: AP
Bangladesh

Bangladesh, India scramble to help 9 million people hit by ‘worst floods in 122 years’

  • Hundreds of thousands of people have been moved to shelters, but at least 9 million residents are still stranded near their inundated homes
  • More than 970mm (38 inches) of rain fell on India’s Mawsynram and Cherrapunji on Sunday, worsening the flooding downstream in Bangladesh’s Sylhet division

An Indian soldier carries a girl to a safer place after she and her family were rescued from a flooded village in the northeastern state of Assam. Photo: AP
An Indian soldier carries a girl to a safer place after she and her family were rescued from a flooded village in the northeastern state of Assam. Photo: AP
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