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Thousands Displaced by Floods

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People try to transport a car to the banks of the Hingora River in Lakhimpur district, about 400 km (249 miles) east of the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati, June 16, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

GUWAHATI, India (AFP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have washed away thousands of homes and displaced more than 50,000 people in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said Sunday.
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