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In pics: Incessant rains, floods, landslides bring life to standstill in several states across India

Here are some pictures that show the scale of the havoc caused by floods and landslides that have forced people struggle for their lives
Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi August 14, 2017 14:27 IST
India TV News Desk

Landslides and monsoon floods caused by incessant rainfalls have claimed hundreds of lives across the country, while rendering thousands homeless. The third wave of floods in Assam within a month have ravaged the state and swallowed the livelihoods of over 20 lakh people, with the year’s death toll going up to 99. 

The condition is no better in Bihar where nearly two million people have been affected by the floods, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes. 

Deaths have also been reported in Meghalaya and West Bengal, while nearly 600 tourists, including 200 Indians, have been stranded in central Nepal's popular tourist district Chitwan due to floods triggered by heavy rains that have claimed 49 lives so far. 

Here are some pictures that show the scale of the havoc caused by floods and landslides that have forced people struggle for their lives: 

West Champaran: A view of the flooded Narkatiya Ganj Station in West Champaran on Sunday

Balurghat: People shift with their belongings to safer places from a flooded village near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Sunday

Guwahati: Pir Ajan Fakir Udyan at Machkhowa submerged by flooded river Brahmaputra in Guwahati on Sunday

Dhanusha : An ariel view of flooded land is seen at Dhanusha District, Nepal, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed dozens of people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday

Janakpur : Passengers walk through the flooded Janakpur airport in Nepal, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed dozens of people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday

Katihar: Villagers in a flood-hit area in Katihar district of Bihar on Sunday.

Kishanganj: Villagers wade through flood waters in Kishanganj district on Sunday.

Nagaon: Army soldiers rescuing people from the flood affected village Debasatra at Jokhalabandha in Nagaon district of Assam on Sunday.

Birgunj: Nepalese men carry children on their shoulders as they wade through flood waters in village Ramgadhwa in Birgunj, Nepal, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. An official said torrential rain, landslides and flooding have killed dozens of people in Nepal over the past three days, washing away hundreds of homes and damaging roads and bridges across the Himalayan country. 

Banaskantha: Nita Ambani, chairperson of Reliance Foundation interacts with the flood-affected villagers in Banaskantha, Gujarat on Wednesday.

Passengers walk through the flooded Janakpur airport in Nepal, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed dozens of people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. 

Balurghat: Vehicles ply through a waterlogged road after heavy rains at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Sunday.

Jalpaiguri: Locals try to repair the Balu Khola bridge at Nagrakata of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Saturday after heavy rains in the region.

Malda: Rain water collects outside Malda Medical College and Hospital after heavy downpour in Malda, West Bengal on Saturday.