Biswajyoti Das
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/ 11 September 2007

Flooding leaves 3,5-million homeless in India

Soldiers in motor boats rescued thousands of marooned people and helicopters air-dropped food as the number of people left homeless after some of the worst flooding in years in India’s north-east rose to 3,5-million. About 10-million people out of the 27-million population of Assam state have been affected by flooding after rains in the past few days.