India: Assam floods cause millions to flee homes (PHOTOS)

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This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

Credit:

Sara Boccacci

The worst floods in over a decade have killed at least 80 people in the Indian state of Assam, according to Reuters.

Around two million people fled their homes and thousands of houses made of bamboo and straw were washed away by the flood waters, leaving thousands homeless. The authorities provided food, shelter and medicine as medical teams were deployed to prevent diseases from spreading and soldiers and rescue workers helped with relief efforts.

These photos were taken on June 29, 2012, in Udiana village in Rongiya, Assam, and on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam.

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 in Udiana village in Rongiya, Assam, and on national highway 31 at Chepte in Kamrup district, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 in Udiana village in Rongiya, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 in Udiana village in Rongiya, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 in Udiana village in Rongiya, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 in Udiana village in Rongiya, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci

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    This picture was taken on June 29, 2012 in Udiana village in Rongiya, Assam. At least 77 people have been killed and nearly two million fled their homes as heavy monsoons caused floods in Assam, India.

    Credit:

    Sara Boccacci