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Flood-Hit Indian States Brace for More Monsoon Rains, 532 Killed

  • Northeastern state of Assam among worst hit, millions affected
  • Floods impact 229,000 hectares of crops, damage 135,000 homes
A woman fills drinking water from a tube well in the flood affected village in Nalbari district, Assam state, on June 24.

A woman fills drinking water from a tube well in the flood affected village in Nalbari district, Assam state, on June 24.

Photographer: Biji Boro/AFP/Getty Images

India’s flood-hit areas are forecast to receive heavy rains this week, with 532 people losing their lives so far across the nation during the monsoon season and hundreds of thousands staying in temporary relief camps.

The northeastern state of Assam has been among the worst-hit regions, with rains affecting 2.5 million people, destroying homes and infrastructure, and delaying sowing of crops such as rice. Drowning and landslides have killed 121 people in the state alone since April 6, according to a home ministry bulletin.