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Death by severe weather events in South Asia, rises to 1,200

Death by severe weather events in South Asia, rises to 1,200

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The death toll as a result of flooding due to heavy monsoon rains in India, Bangladesh and Nepal in recent days has risen to over 1,200.

That have the authorities in those countries said Friday. According to the Red Cross are almost 41 million people were affected by the monsoonal season, that this year’s exceptionally fierce.

Earlier this week, the Red Cross have a number of 24 million people that were affected by the natural disasters. Tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals would have been destroyed.

International aid agencies report that thousands of villages are cut off from the outside world, and the inhabitants for days are deprived of food and clean water. There is an urgent need for life-saving assistance.

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India

Government representatives in the Indian eastern state of Bihar report that the past few days at least 379 people have died. Thousands of displaced persons are housed in refugee centres. In the many people of Uttar Pradesh are certainly the 88 people killed when floods almost half of the vast state, with 220 million inhabitants found.

Also in Nepal, many tens of thousands of homes destroyed. According to the United Nations, the floods in this monsoonal season, the worst in decades. More than a third of the low-lying Bangladesh is flooded. Crops and many acres of cropland have sustained damage, reports the rampenministerie of Bangladesh. The country is largely dependent on agriculture.

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