BBC News reports that almost one million people have been forced to leave their homes by floods in India as torrential rains lash the north-eastern state of Assam, officials say. At least 27 people have died in flood-related incidents, five of them drowning after their boat sank in a swollen river. Twenty-one of 27 districts have been inundated by flood waters, reports say. Heavy monsoon rains have been battering Assam for the past fortnight.
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