Assam flood: more than 7 lakh affected

The flood situation continued to remain grim in Assam today, as people struggled to find ways to protect themselves when faced with the tardiness of the state government in assessing and acting upon the damage. More than seven lakh people are said to be affected in the heavy rainfall over the past few days. Residents suffered heavy losses and had a tough time wading through floodwaters. Locals lamented over the loss of their property and accused the regional government for their apathy towards them.