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Widespread flooding caused by monsoon rains has stranded nearly 6 million people in the two countries. In low-lying areas of Bangladesh, districts near the border with India have been the worst affected.
More than 40 people died as a result of massive floods that devastated Northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes under water and structural damage to transportation routes, among other serious damages, reported authorities in their respective countries.
The Brahmaputra River, one of Asia's largest, broke its mud dams and flooded 3,000 villages and farmland in 28 of Assam's 33 districts.
"The volume of rainfall is unprecedented," said Sanjay O'Neil, a weather station official in Gauhati, the capital of Assam. "We expect moderate to heavy rains in several parts of Assam through Sunday", he added.
Incessant rains lashed India for five consecutive days and canceled several train services. Floodwaters submerged an entire railway station at Halfong in southern Assam and dumped mud and silt along the railway tracks.
Widespread flooding caused by monsoon rains has stranded nearly 6 million people in the two countries.In low-lying areas of Bangladesh, districts near the border with India have been the worst affected.