Guwahati — Floods in north-east India worsened on Tuesday with incessant rain swelling already raging rivers, inundating villages and a rhino sanctuary as 1,000 soldiers were deployed to rescue people fleeing the rising waters.

Heavy early monsoon rain has lashed parts of South Asia since last week, killing at least 119 people and forcing more than 5-million people from their homes in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Some areas of Pakistan have also been flooded...

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