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India floods kill more than 150 people

A flood affected woman wades through the water near her partially submerged house in Morigaon district, east of Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, Image copyright AP
Image caption Millions have been displaced and 152 have been killed in the deadly floods

Floods across India over the past three weeks have killed 152 people and displaced millions, officials said.

Officials said 34 people had died and 1.1 million displaced in the north-eastern state of Assam alone.

Efforts are also underway to rescue animals from the state's Kaziranga national park, which is one of the last habitats of the rare one-horned rhino.

Wildlife officials said 80% of the park is under water and over 100 animals, including 17 rhinos, have died.

Floods have also damaged large tracts of agricultural land and infrastructure in the northern states of Bihar and Himachal Pradesh, as well as West Bengal state in the east.

The PTI news agency said hundreds of people were stranded along the highways leading to Manali, a tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh.

India's meteorological department has said that heavy rains are likely to continue.

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Image caption Officials are trying to rescue animals from the Kaziranga national park which is under water
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Image caption Food being distributed to flood hit children in Assam
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Image caption Many of the deaths are in the north-eastern state of Assam
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Image caption A cow jumps to cross flood water in Assam

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