No Water, No food, No shelter: 15 devastating photos show how destructive Assam and Bihar floods are

  • A Bengal Tiger was found taking shelter inside a house in flood hit Harmati area of Kaziranga.
  • The people in Bihar claimed they are forced to eat rats to survive.
Monsoon floods killed more than 50 people and 83 animals, displaced thousands in India’s north eastern state of Assam. The floods affected more than 5 million people across 4,128 villages. Authorities have opened 1,080 relief camps which are currently house more than 200,000 people, according to Assam Disaster Management Authority.

The situation is no better in Bihar where 4.7 million people are affected by floods and heavy rains. The death toll in Bihar stands 67 as of 19 June. The people there claim that they are forced to eat rats to survive.

Here are 15 devastating photos which show people struggling to survive in Assam and parts of Bihar

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A Bengal Tiger was found taking shelter inside a house in flood hit Harmati area of Kaziranga.

A Bengal Tiger was found taking shelter inside a house in flood hit Harmati area of Kaziranga.

Credits:ANI

A man rows a raft in flood hit Jamunamukh village in Assam's Hojai district.

A man rows a raft in flood hit Jamunamukh village in Assam's Hojai district.

A view of flood hit Kadwa in Bihar's Katihar.

A view of flood hit Kadwa in Bihar's Katihar.

Water woes: Women seen busy collecting water from a hand pump in Morigaon.

Water woes: Women seen busy collecting water from a hand pump in Morigaon.

Credits:IANS

Landslide breaks off railway connections between Lumding and Silchar in Dima Hasao district of Assam.

Landslide breaks off railway connections between Lumding and Silchar in Dima Hasao district of Assam.

Credits:IANS

People are in want of food, shelter and clean drinking water.

People are in want of food, shelter and clean drinking water.

Credits:IANS

Twitter-When water flows over a bridge!! On National Highw...

Twitter-When water flows over a bridge!!
On National Highw...

People trying to escape the deluge as water takes over Morigaon.

People trying to escape the deluge as water takes over Morigaon.

Credits:IANS

One-horned Rhinos seen move to highlands in the flood affected Kaziranga National Park.

One-horned Rhinos seen move to highlands in the flood affected Kaziranga National Park.

Credits:IANS

Wild Buffaloes run through flood waters towards higher lands at as the famous Kaziranga National Park is flooded.

Wild Buffaloes run through flood waters towards higher lands at as the famous Kaziranga National Park is flooded.

Credits:IANS

A house destroyed by floods in Athgaon village of Assam's Kamrup district.

A house destroyed by floods in Athgaon village of Assam's Kamrup district.

Credits: IANS

Hajo: People collect water pouches in flood hit Hajo.

Hajo: People collect water pouches in flood hit Hajo.

Credits:IANS

A wooden bridge over Mora Kalahi river comes to the aid of flood victims in Boko in Assam.

A wooden bridge over Mora Kalahi river comes to the aid of flood victims in Boko in Assam.

Credits:IANS

People take refuge from flood water on a highland at Hajo in Assam's Kamrup district.

People take refuge from flood water on a highland at Hajo in Assam's Kamrup district.

Credits: IANS

A view of the flooded Jonai village from Dhemaji district of Assam

A view of the flooded Jonai village from Dhemaji district of Assam

Credits:IANS

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