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95 Dead After India Floods

Ninety-five are dead and almost 2 million have been left homeless after devastating floods tore through India’s Assam state. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described the Brahmaputra River’s overflowing—caused by monsoon rains this past week—as the worst flood of recent times. Those killed were either swept up by the water or buried in landslides. Singh told reporters Monday that nearly half a million displaced people were living in relief camps, the rest staying with family or out in the open. Water levels have since begun to recede, allowing thousands to return to their devastated homes.


 

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