Rain triggers floods in India, hundreds of thousands of residents are trapped on roofs

New Delhi

Heavy rains trigger severe flooding in India. As a result, hundreds of thousands of citizens India stick on the roof of the house.

Reported by AFP, incessant rains for almost a week caused major rivers to overflow in India. The water level reaches 2 meters.

Many villages have been inundated by floods. According to the Indian authorities, 400,000 people have been evacuated to higher areas.

Indian national Anuwara Khatun, 16, said he and his family were trapped on the roof of a house in Ghasbari district of Morigaon district in Assam for almost a week.

“The water level has been rising for five days,” he said AFP by phone, Monday (08/30/2021).

“Many families are trapped on their roofs. There is a lack of essential supplies, so we only eat once a day. There is no cleanliness here,” he explained.

Another resident, Santosh Mandal, said the same thing. He had to evacuate his family to a higher area.

“There is no clean water to drink, no food to eat, and children are crying out for milk. We pray for help because the government has not yet sent any help,” said Mandal.

The local government has used inflatables to help evacuate residents trapped on the roof. So far there are more than 12,000 people in evacuation camps.

Experts say that annual flooding in India is worsening due to climate change.

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