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Monsoon Rains Spark Deadly Flooding, Mudslides in India

While the monsoon is retreating across northwestern and northern India, a round of heavy monsoonal rain sparked deadly flooding and mudslides in the northeast on Monday and Tuesday.

So far, at least 28 people have died as a result of the recent extreme weather in India according to the Associated Press.

In one of the hardest-hit areas, the Goalpara district of Assam, at least 90 villages have been submerged by flood waters forcing more than 150,000 people to seek refuge on higher ground.

Army troops and helicopters are working to rescue people that remain cut-off by flood waters that have surrounded their homes.

Widespread rainfall amounts of 75-150 millimeters (3-6 inches) have been reported across eastern Bangladesh and northeastern India this week.

Gauhati, the capital of Assam, has also experienced widespread flooding as more than 280 millimeters (11 inches) of rain has fallen since Monday.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue across Bangladesh and northeast India through Friday leading to additional flooding and mudslides.

The withdrawal of the monsoon, which is ongoing across northern India, typically exits from northeastern India and Bangladesh during the first half of October.