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Army on alert as floods displace 600,000 in India's northeast

Photo: Indian villagers navigate through floodwaters near the village of Bordoloni in Dhemaji district
GUWAHATI, India (AFP) - Indian army soldiers and civil rescue teams remain on standby in north-eastern Assam state as flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains displaced 600,000 people, officials said Friday.
"The overall flood situation is grim with all the rivers and their tributaries in spate," Bhumidhar Barman, Assam's revenue, relief and rehabilitation minister, told AFP.
"We have asked the army and other security and civil agencies to be on standby."
A government statement said 600,000 people were hit by the floods in 12 of Assams 27 districts in the past week.

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