Fresh floods in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have added to an already heavy toll of life and property during this year's monsoon.
GV Floodwaters surrounding thatched houses in Azamgarh, U.P., India
SV Roof of house in flood water
GV Cart partly submerged in water in main street and submerged huts (4 shots)
GV People on trishaws making their way through flooded streets (2 shots)
SV People crossing floodwaters in boat and ox-drawn carts (2 shots)
SV Doctor and medical teams examining youth
SV Medical team handing out bedding to flood victims (2 shots)
CU Emergency medical supplies on table
SV Medical team members handing out clothing to woman flood victim
SV Flood victims receiving tablets (3 shots)
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Background: Fresh floods in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have added to an already heavy toll of life and property during this year's monsoon. Aside from deaths by drowning, at lest one person has also died in the eastern state of Orissa during a clash over relief distribution.
SYNOPSIS: In Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh the floodwaters swirl around the thatched houses. At least 24 districts in the region are inundated.
Azamgarh lies between the Gogra and the Ganges rivers and has suffered almost constant flooding recently.
Life in most towns in Uttar Pradesh has been totally dislocated. More than 25-million people have been affected since flooding in the state began in July -- the official death toll stands at more than 1,500.
Transport remains a major problem and industry has been virtually shut down. In the state of Orissa all power stations have been crippled.
Thousands are believed to be still trapped by the flooding -and further monsoon rains are expected, with a number of rivers rising alarmingly.
Relief and rescue teams - organised by the armed forces - are working to reduce the spread of disease that inevitably comes in the wake of severe flooding. The armed forces are described as being on a war footing to deal with the crisis.
In some parts of India however the relief operation has not gone smoothly. In Binka Town in Orissa one person was killed and 13 were injured on Monday (29 September) when police opened fire to disperse a crowd which attacked a police station. The violence followed earlier clashes between students and businessmen over the distribution of relief funds for survivors of the heavy flooding.