More than 230 people have died and tens of thousands have been made homeless by monsoon floods across northern and eastern India.
TV Flooded fields crops and houses waterlogged (2 shots)
TV Marooned villagers on high ground surrounded by floodwater (2 shots)
TV Huts submerged in floodwater
TV Villagers trying to salvage remains of crops
GV Flooded crops
GV Boat carrying flood victims and work elephant ZOOM INTO elephant stepping off boat
SV Crowds look on as elephant walks up bank (2 shots)
SV Flood victims leaving boat carrying belongings
GVS Flooded houses and man walking through water (7 shots)
GV Flood victims in relief camp seated with their belongings (3 shots)
GV Flood victims sheltering under canvas with cattle
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Background: More than 230 people have died and tens of thousands have been made homeless by monsoon floods across northern and eastern India. Army, Navy and Air Force teams have been set up to rescue those stranded in isolated places and to ferry in supplies of food and medicine to the homeless. The swollen Ganges River has swamped vast districts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states. The floods in Bihar have devastated 1,000 villages and affected nine million people. And state radio says they are getting worse. Some 1,000 boats have been pressed into operation in the state to help relief operations. Local government agencies throughout India have been place on an emergency footing to help deal with the crisis and thousands of people have been move to higher ground while they wait for the floodwater to recede.