The Assam floods have affected over 17 lakh people in 24 districts. At least 45 people have been killed in the floods which refuses to abate.
Brahmaputra river bank bursts
The Brahmaputra river, which flows from China down to India and then through Bangladesh, has burst its banks after torrential monsoon rains, swamping more than 2,500 villages in Assam over the past two weeks. (Reuters)
PM Modi has expressed his anguish over the human suffering, with thousands of people seeking shelter in more than 300 relief camps. Authorities have declared a "maximum health alert" to stop the spread of disease. (AFP)