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Floods in India’s Assam force villagers and wildlife to flee

By AFP
02 September 2021   |   3:56 pm
Vast swathes of land are underwater in India's Assam state, as incessant monsoon rains burst the banks of swollen rivers and strand thousands of people in cut-off villages.

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