Sat, Aug 22, 2015, 03:12 PM
About 12 lakh people are affected by heavy rains and floods in Assam and West Bengal. Brahmaputra and other rivers are in spate and flowing much above their danger limits. Roads are waterlogged causing great incovenience to drivers and pedestrians. People in the low-lying areas are worse affected, even as some villages are marooned. Weathermen said that rains may continue for a couple of days.