During one of the many devastations in Assam, caused by the worst flooding in years, a police station was seen sinking into a river. Much of the two-storey building in Nalbari district was flooded after the erosion of the banks of the Brahmaputra.
Nalbari is one of the districts where large-scale erosion has been reported.
The villagers were seen recording the dramatic footage on their phones as part of the building collapsed like a house of cards. According to various media reports, there were no injuries or causality as the building was empty at the time of the incident.
#WATCH † Part of the two-storey building of the Bhangnamari Police Station sinks as a result of flooding in Assam’s Nalbari district
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The Bhangnamari Police Station was completely destroyed by the high flow of the river.
Several areas were plunged into darkness, with buildings floating in the floodwaters as roads were taken over by rivers in recent weeks.
While water levels in many other areas near Assam’s mighty Brahmaputra River have begun to recede, the situation in Cachar and neighboring Karimganj and Hailakandi districts remains grim, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told Reuters.
More than 24 lakh people in 28 districts are still affected by the flood and several places, such as the town of Silchar in Cachar district, have been under water for more than a week. Five more deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours. As of April this year, 139 people have died in the floods and landslides in Assam.