In late August, the Kosi River in India overflowed its banks in the state of Bihar after severe monsoon rains caused a dam to burst in neighboring Nepal, triggering what officials are calling the worst floods in 50 years.
Indian flood-affected villagers rest at a school premises used as a temporary flood relief camp in the Purnia district of India's northeastern state of Bihar on September 8, 2008. Rescue workers in flood-hit northern India have brought over 800,000 people to safety, but tens of thousands more are still believed to be trapped, officials said.  (image by Giulio Di Sturco)
In late August, the Kosi River in India overflowed its banks in the state of Bihar after severe monsoon rains caused a dam to burst in neighboring Nepal, triggering what officials are calling the worst floods in 50 years. Indian flood-affected villagers rest at a school premises used as a temporary flood relief camp in the Purnia district of India's northeastern state of Bihar on September 8, 2008. Rescue workers in flood-hit northern India have brought over 800,000 people to safety, but tens of thousands more are still believed to be trapped, officials said.
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