Disaster Reduction Day: Most devastating floods in India
India is one of the worst flood-affected countries in the world
Floods in Northeast
Arunachal, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland, these cities were highly affected due to floods. The Brahmaputra, a transboundary river that flows through China, India and Bangladesh was the reason behind flooding in the northeastern region of India, killing 85 and displacing many.
Natural habitats of animals like Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Nameri National Park was also flooded. There was a huge impact on endangered species such as one-horned rhino of Kaziranga National Park. Around 225 animals died in Kaziranga Nationa Park, 15 rhinos were found dead. (Zee News Network)
Over 19 districts in Bihar were badly affected by floods during August 2017. Parts of northern Bihar were submerged in water due to torrential rains, flooding rivers like Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kamla, Kosi and Mahananda.
514 people died and many were displaced. Bihar is India's most flood-prone area. (Zee News Network)