Millions homeless, 1,200 dead due to South Asia floods

1,200 people have lost their lives due to the monsoon rain in India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the past few weeks. In addition, millions have been evacuated from their homes. The forecast for the next 24 hours predicts additional rainfall.

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The death toll from the monsoon rain in India, Bangladesh and Nepal in the past few weeks has reached 1,200. In addition, millions of people have been evacuated from their homes as the floodwaters continue to rise.  

The heavy rainfall has flooded the roads of Mumbai and completely shut down the rail system that millions of residents use on a daily basis. According to the latest forecasts, the stormy weather is expected to continue in the next 24 hours and thus residents have been instructed to remain indoors.

Floods in South Asia Photo Credit: Sky News/Channel 2 News

Special rescuers operating in Mumbai could not complete their mission due to the nonstop rainfall. "The heavy rain and the floods are delaying our rescue work," a local police official said. "Even we are stuck."  

Floods in South Asia Photo Credit: Sky News/Channel 2 News

The local hospitals are concerned about the contamination that will probably spread due to the excess water. The schools in Mumbai have been shut down and the spokesperson for the international airport in the city stated that many flights are delayed due to the weather.   

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the flooded areas of eastern India last week. During his trip, he announced that a $78 million aid package would be granted to the state of Bihar.



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