More than 100 people have died due to flooding caused by heavy rains in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Officials have reported that Railway traffic, vehicular movement, healthcare services, schools and power supply have been disrupted in both states.
In many parts, the rainwater has mixed with overflowing sewage, and the dirty water has entered several homes.
In eastern Uttar Pradesh, flooding caused officials to relocate more than 500 prisoners from the Ballia district jail to other prisons after water entered three buildings.
The Additional District Magistrate told reporters that officials were awaiting permission to move all of the prison’s 850 inmates to Azamgarh jail, which is about 120km (74 miles) away.