Floods in India and Bangladesh Leave Millions Homeless, 18 Dead – Please Pray

Villagers carry a calf to a safer place in Korora village, west of Gauhati, India, Friday, June 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Villagers carry a calf to a safer place in Korora village, west of Gauhati, India, Friday, June 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday.

In India’s Assam state, at least nine people were killed in the floods and 2 million saw their homes submerged, according to the state disaster management agency. Lightning strikes in parts of neighboring Bangladesh have left at least nine dead since Friday.

Both countries have asked their militaries for help as more flooding looms with rains expected to continue over the weekend.

In Sylhet in northeastern Bangladesh, on the banks of the Surma River, children sat on a window of an inundated house while other family members gathered on a bed inside their flooded home, some wondering how to make it through the ordeal.

“How can we eat (in this condition)?” said Anjuman Ara Begum, standing in the water inside her kitchen. “We are living on muri (puffed rice) and chira (flattened rice) and other things given by people. What else can we do? We can’t cook.”

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Source: CBN