More than 120 killed, 6 million affected by floods in India and Nepal

More than 120 killed, 6 million affected by floods in India and Nepal

Posted by Vicky Parmar on July 16, 2019 at 19:14 UTC (21 hours ago)
Categories: Editors’ picks, Featured articles, Floods, Monsoons

More than 120 killed, 6 million affected by floods in India and Nepal

At least 123 people were killed, tens of thousands are displaced and at least 6 million affected in seasonal floods affecting India and Nepal over the past 10 days. The death toll is rising steadily.

Seasonal monsoon continues affecting Nepal and neighboring Indian states of Assam, Bihar, Tripura and Mizoram.

The monsoon flooding first started in the Assam state in late June. It became worse on July 10, 2019, when 3 people died and 207 100 people were affected. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the situation has become much worse on July 14, 2019 – there were 11 deaths and 2.6 million people affected across 28 districts. Rivers were flowing above the danger level in the state in 14 locations. This included the Barak River in Cachar district.

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