Flooding in India affects 1.6m people and submerges national park

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Outlook grim for state of Assam, with heavy rain that has buried hundreds of villages and displaced wildlife set to continue for two days

Severe floods in India have affected more than 1.6 million people, buried hundreds of villages and submerged most of a national park, forcing wildlife to seek refuge on roads, authorities have said.

With the weather office forecasting heavy rain for at least another 48 hours, the outlook is grim for the tea-growing, north-eastern state of Assam. It is only ffour years since it suffered its worst floods, which killed 124 people and displaced 6 million.

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