Indian authorities told Reuters, that torrential rains, floods and landslides in northeastern India have left at least 93 people dead in the states of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

Assam is the worst hit, with 53 lives lost so far in floods and landslides with some 2 million people displaced. Relief and rescue operations are going on a war footing, in an attempt to help those in need.

The overflowing of the Brahmaputra River completely marooned the Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary in Assam, forcing animals to flee to higher grounds. Mostly deer and wild boars were killed during the floods.

Over the past two weeks, heavy rains and floods also killed three rare one-horned rhinoceros at the national park that has the world’s largest concentration of the species.

The Kaziranga National Park is listed as an UNESCO “World Heritage Site”, and is home to 83% of the world population of 3.000 rhinos.

WWF / Crickey Conservation Society.


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