Video: School Building Collapses Into Brahmaputra River In Assam After Heavy Rain
Guwahati: The north-eastern state of Assam continued to reel under intense rain and floods that have affected about 15 lakh people and killed at least seven.
Recently, a shocking video from Morigaon district of the state showed horrifying visuals of a school building collapsing into the Brahmaputra river on Friday.
The video shows the building of a primary school in Tengaguri area of the district collapse into the river within seconds due to the increased water levels in the Brahmaputra flowing through the region.
Watch the video here-
#WATCH: Building of a Primary School in Tengaguri area of Morigaon district collapsed due to the increasing water in the Brahmaputra River flowing through the region, yesterday. #Assam pic.twitter.com/AYoEUydJup
— ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2019
Parts of the Brahmaputra river in Assam is flowing above the danger mark due to the heavy rainfall in the region. Apart from Brahmaputra, Dikhow, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Beki rivers are also flowing above the danger level.
The MeT department has also forecasted heavy rainfall for the state in the next 48 hours.
Over 20,000 people have been shifted to 68 relief camps so far. Barpeta district is the worst-hit, with over five lakh people displaced.
Official sources said that around 15 lakh people have been affected in 25 of Assam’s 33 districts so far, and the situation will only get worse amid predictions of more rainfall in the hours to come.
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