Fri. Aug 23rd, 2019

Monsoons displace millions in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

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Three million people have been displaced across north and north-eastern India amid monsoon rain that has cost lives and destroyed homes.

The Brahmaputra River, which flows through India, Bangladesh and China, burst its banks, swamping more than 3,181 villages in India’s north-east state of Assam on Monday.




More than two million people have been displaced in the northern Indian state of Bihar due to rising flood waters and close to 1.7 million people in Assam fled their homes.

Communication between upper and lower Assam also got disrupted as the NH-37 near Kaziranga National Park submerged in water. About 80 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park and 95 camps are under water.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger mark in many cities, towns and villages.

The forest department are on high alert on the National Highway 37 to avoid poaching attempts.

Floods have also ripped through Nepal and Bangladesh killing more than 100 people. About 70 people died due to torrential rains in Nepal, and more than 30 are still reported missing.

Heavy rains also caused deaths in Bangladesh, including in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps. At least 29 people died in Bangladesh in the past week, including 18 hit by lightning and seven who drowned when their boat sank in the Bay of Bengal.

More bad weather is expected in the coming days.


Source : Various



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