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Death toll due to floods in South-east Asia rises to two hundred

Death toll due to floods in South-east Asia rises to two hundred

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In Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the number of deaths as a result of heavy rainfall. In the past week were definitely two hundred people to life, notifying emergency responders Tuesday.

In Nepal, the death toll had risen to 115. There were particularly deaths due to floods and landslides that occurred as a result of the rainfall. In the country are still 38 people missing and many people are stuck in their houses that are flooded.

“These people have nothing to eat. The residents for the water fled, sometimes not even clothes,” says a spokesperson of the Nepalese government. How many People for the water on the flight have been captured, is not known.

Bangladesh

As a result of the severe weather event have 500,000 people in the north of Bangladesh also to leave their homes. They are cared for in camps. In the floods that have affected, are certainly 39 people were killed.

The government of Bangladesh fears that the flooding continue to increase, because there is also in the rivers in India a lot of water in the monsoon. That water will be located downstream move around and so in the densely-populated northern part of Bangladesh end up in.

India

In India millions of people have already fled for the storm. Many residents per helicopter taken from their homes.

The natural disaster mainly affects the northern province of Bihar, where 56 people have died. In the state of Assam, in northeast India, are a further fifteen people died.

The Indian institute for metereologie predicts more rain for Wednesday.

Rainy season

The rainy season in South-east Asia begins in June. The phenomenon is crucial for the agriculture in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, but the flood makes every year for many victims and damage.

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