With Husband's Broken Spine, Assam Floods Restrict Couple To A Banana Plant Raft

With a broken spine, 58-year-old Mridul Hazarika lies helpless in a small raft as his hut remains inundated in flood waters in Assam's Balidua village of Khumtai, 390 km from Guwahati. By his side is Reena Hazarkia, his 45-year-old wife, who is unable to shift him to a relief camp owing to his restricted movement. Ms Hazarika said she has to carry him around everywhere and after the deluge, it has become a struggle to carry out even the basic daily activities.
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