Dhemaji: Indian authorities have issued an alert in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh after rising water level in China's Tsangpo river.

In Nagaland, over 12 have died so far due to landslides and flash floods.

A district magistrate, on Friday, said that hundreds of people from about a dozen villages have moved to higher ground in Arunachal Pradesh state.

"The local authorities told me that the Chinese government has conveyed to Indian government that there is a possibility of floods in parts of Arunachal Pradesh. We have taken the alert seriously and cautioned people," said Arunachal Pradesh MP Ninong Ering, according to PTI.

The air force used a helicopter to rescue 19 people who became stuck on an island in the river Tsangpo, which is called Siang in Arunachal Pradesh, when the tiny spit of land became inaccessible by boats.

In August, severe flooding affected Kerala after torrential rain pummeled the region. More than 483 people died in the deluge.