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Millions flooded out

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Assam, India

Some 10 million people have seen their homes washed away in the past two months as South Asia has been pounded by the worst monsoon season in more than a decade. One-third of Bangladesh is underwater, and thousands of people in Nepal were stranded on rooftops. In eastern India, millions fled to higher ground, leaving their waterlogged possessions behind. “The high water current has washed away rows and rows of villages,” said Tarun Gogoi, chief minister of the Indian state of Assam. “The condition of the people is really devastating.”

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