A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT NOW

Photos: Deadly floods in Northeast India’s most populous city

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Guwahati is under water. At least eight people have died and several thousands have been affected by the flash flood that hit the city in Assam after a heavy overnight downpour. The region is prone to landslides, but this is the worst anyone has seen in years and has led to finger-pointing and grappling over the city’s infrastructure. Scenes from Guwahati, where thousands of people are now housed in relief camps.

Vehicle moves through a flooded road after heavy rains at Guwahati

Guwahati, Assam

A woman and her dog ride in a rickshaw through flood waters in Gauhati, India, Friday, June 27, 2014. Several people were killed due to electrocution and landslides triggered by incessant rains in India’s northeastern state of Assam, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Guwahati, Assam (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Residents wade through a flooded road as they move to a safer location after heavy rains at Guwahati in the northeastern Indian state of Assam June 27, 2014. Seven people have been killed in the flash floods, landslides and heavy rainfall in the four districts of Assam, local media reported on Friday. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) - RTR3W22T
Guwahati, Assam (REUTERS/Utpal Baruah)
Rickshaw pullers wade through a flooded road after heavy rains at Guwahati in the northeastern Indian state of Assam June 27, 2014. Seven people have been killed in flash floods, landslides and heavy rainfall in the four districts of Assam, local media reported on Friday. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3W223
Guwahati, Assam (Reuters/Utpal Baruah)
A flood affected man carries milk containers on a banana raft as members of India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) ride an inflatable boat to ferry flood to affected people in Gauhati, India, Friday, June 27, 2014. Several people were killed due to electrocution and landslides triggered by incessant rains in India’s northeastern state of Assam, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Guwahati, Assam (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Members of India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) ride an inflatable boat as they rescue flood affected people in Gauhati, India, Friday, June 27, 2014. Several people were killed due to electrocution and landslides triggered by incessant rains in India’s northeastern state of Assam, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Guwahati, Assam (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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