Girls row a makeshift raft past submerged houses at a flood-affected village in Karbi Anglong district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW DELHI - 12 July 12019: The flood situation in Assam turned extremely grim on Thursday, with more than 4.23 people affected in 17 of the 27 districts of the state, NDTV reported.
Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in Upper Assam and Bongaigaon and Barpeta in lower Assam are the worst-hit districts.
The Brahmaputra and five other rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level.
At least 749 villages across the state have been inundated and nearly 17 thousand hectares of cropland are under flood waters.