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Floods Worsen in India's Northeast

Floods Worsen in India's Northeast. Taken from Prensa Latina.Delhi, Jul 17.- About 5.2 million people are trapped in the flooding zone caused by heavy monsoon rains in Assam, northeastern India, NDTV reported on Wednesday.

According to the television channel, about 150,000 people from more than 4,600 villages in Assam have been so far sheltered in temporary camps.

Since one week ago, the region is being punished by heavy monsoon rains, causing that eleven rivers, including Brahmaputra, one of the longest rivers in India, were overflown.

About 200 people were killed in South Asia until Tuesday as a result of flooding and landslides triggered by the monsoon, local authorities reported.

The United Nations stated that it was prepared to offer its support to the affected countries and its Secretary-General Antonio Guterres extended his condolences and solidarity to the families of the victims.