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Death toll climbs to 200 as South Asia copes with monsoon rains

Death toll climbs to 200 as South Asia copes with monsoon rains
Wednesday 17
16:0 2019

The number of people killed in heavy monsoon rains across four South Asian countries has passed 200, as authorities continue efforts to reach stranded villagers cut off by surging floodwaters. Millions of residents have been affected and hundreds of thousands displaced over the past two weeks, with homes and boats washed away across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In India, the death toll rose to at least 120 on Wednesday and entire communities were cut off by rising floodwaters which damaged or submerged roads. "It has been 15 days [since] this area has been flooded," a local resident in the ...

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Summary: Millions of people are affected and hundreds of thousands displaced across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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