It was a beautiful, calm morning in northern India, but suddenly, the skies turned dark and a thunderous boom shook the ground.
In the background, a huge earthquake was going on in the region, and it was shaking the earth and people in the area.
As the earth trembled and the quake shook, a small group of villagers gathered around their makeshift house in the town of Bhujpur, in the state of Assam.
A handful of people, many wearing traditional Indian attire, gathered around the makeshift house to share stories about the earthquake.
“The ground shook and it rained,” said Prakash, one of the villagers.
“There were people dying.
They were trapped inside their houses.
The entire village was trapped.”
The quake struck at about 8:30 a.m. local time, triggering landslides and flooding the town.
It was the largest earthquake to hit the country since the 1989 disaster in the southern Indian state of Kerala, which killed 1,900 people.
The Indian government has declared an emergency, and there have been more than 200 aftershocks.
The death toll is expected to rise, with many more people unaccounted for.
People have been coming to the area to bury their relatives and other loved ones.
“I was just sitting here waiting for the earthquake to stop,” said Sangeeta, who asked that her last name not be used for safety reasons.
“It was a horrible scene, and the earthquake was the worst of the week.”
In this April 21, 2017 file photo, a man walks past an old home in Bhuju, Assam, India.
(Photo: Nirupama Mukherjee, AP)When the earthquake struck, many people in Assam were still recovering from the earthquake, but many of the displaced people were in their homes.
“All of a sudden, there was a huge tsunami coming,” said Rupak, who said he was in his home in the village of Vangpuri when the earthquake hit.
He said he saw people being buried alive.
“People were being crushed and people were getting killed.”
The earthquake killed at least 50 people in India, and more than 400 were injured.
The United Nations says the earthquake caused at least $15 billion in damage.
India has been hit by at least 17 earthquakes since January 1, with more than 1,000 people killed and millions homeless.
In this March 10, 2017 photo, people gather at the site of an earthquake in Bijapur, a town in eastern India.
Some 6.2 million people have been displaced, according to the United Nations.
(Video: R.V. Srivastava/Reuters)Bijapura is the largest town in the district of Bijagpur, home to about 1,400 people.
Its residents are mostly farmers, and most of them were in the coastal area of Assams state when the quake struck.
The local administration said there were many casualties in the disaster, and that some people have died.
“Most of the villages have been devastated,” said Anushree, who works at the Bijapsuri school.
“Some houses are completely destroyed.”
Anushree said she had just returned home from work when she heard about the quake and saw people gathered at her home to share their experiences.
“They were asking for money,” she said.
“Everybody was crying and crying and trying to get their relatives out of the house.
The whole village was getting crushed.”
She was able to save a relative’s life.
“She was trapped inside her house,” she explained.
“My brother, he was working in a nearby field, and he was trapped in his house.”
She and her husband took him to a nearby village, where he was taken to a doctor who helped him.
The family is now living in the Bikramwadi, a community in a remote village, on the outskirts of the town, which has a population of about 1.3 million people.
The area is home to several other smaller communities, including the Bikkulanggiri, Bijangwadi and Chutkanwadi.
“We are living here and we are in danger,” Anushri said.
The area is still in shock.
“Every morning when the sun goes down, we see people walking out of their houses,” said the elderly farmer, who did not want to give his name for fear of reprisal from the people who live in the villages.
“You see people lying on the ground, and when we see a few people, we try to help them.”
Anchor for earthquake relief efforts in IndiaThe earthquake struck at a time when the Indian government is looking to make relief efforts more efficient and efficient.
The government is set to deploy more than 100,000 personnel across the country, with plans to provide at least 1.6 million tonnes of relief aid by the end of March.
In addition to helping people in