India flood warning: Killer flood rips across Nepal and Assam – death toll to rise

Assam water resources Minister Keshab Mahanta told Reuters: “The flood situation remains critical with most of the rivers flowing menacingly above the danger mark.”

Officials say more than 100 wild animals, including eight rare rhinos have died in recent flooding at a national part in Assam.

The Kaziranga park in Assam state is home to the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinos, which faced extinction at the turn of the century.

In total, this year’s monsoon rains have overwhelmed almost 85 percent of the park in water.

An estimated 3.4 million animals have also been affected by the floods.

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge visited Assam and the Kaziranga National Park in 2016 where the couple were said to thoroughly enjoy feeding milk to baby elephants and seeing rhinos being cared for at the wildlife rehabilitation centre.


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