By Taniya Dutta
Hair-raising video emerged from a hilly Indian state shows the moment a makeshift bamboo bridge is washed away by the heavy current of a swollen river.
The northeastern part of the country consisting eight hilly states are being severely lashed by monsoon rains.
The video captured on a mobile camera shows two women crossing the bridge with their daughters in school uniform as other young boys and men walk callously over the bridge.
One man wearing red t-shirt is even seen crossing the delicate bridge with a bicycle.
But within split seconds, the makeshift structure that connects two ends of Jagiroad village in Assam, breaks from the middle and starts moving with the current of the Keeling river.
While the women, children and other people manage to run towards the end of the bridge, two young boys can be seen struggling to balancing on the submerged bridge and gets trapped.
Luckily, they were rescued by the villagers but the two ends of the village has remained cut off since the bridge collapsed leaving people on the opposite sides stuck for several days.
As many as 170 villages of Assam are affected leaving 55 thousand people reeling under the fury of floods as monsoon rains continue to lash the northeastern states of India.
Land erosion has also created problems in many areas and several tributaries of the Brahmaputra- country’s longest river, is flowing above the danger mark leaving most parts villages in the valley submerged.