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A family marooned on the top of a hut in the flood-hit locality of Panikhaiti in Kamrup district of Assam, on Monday, 15 July 2019. 

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In Photos: Floods Ravage Assam, Over 40 Lakh People Affected

The government has pressed NDRF and State Disaster Response Force to help marooned people in different districts.

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Heavy rains and subsequent floods have affected normal life in the northeastern state of Assam, cutting road and rail links and forcing evacuation of thousands of people from their inundated houses to safer areas.

At least 17 people have been killed in floods and landslides and over 44 lakh have been affected in the state, which is facing a serious situation as water levels of rivers in the area continue to rise.

The government has pressed the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force to help the marooned people in different districts while the Army has been called in to assist the civil administration in relief and rescue operations.

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