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Thursday, 27 September 2012 - 10:07
Two million flee India floods as aid effort struggles
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Rains hampered a military air operation to help flood victims in northeastern India, where more than two million people have been forced from their homes.

Disaster management chiefs overseeing the aid effort in Assam state also said the number of people killed in flood-related incidents had reached 18 with five more casualties reported in the last 24 hours.

It is the third time this year that Assam has been hit by flooding.

Families stranded by the flood waters said they were close to starvation because the few aid packages that had been flown in were not enough to go round.

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