Monsoon Rain in South Asia claims 250 lives


The monsoon rains across South Asia has claimed over 250 lives.

Millions of residents across India, Nepal Bangladesh, and Pakistan have been killed in landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains, destroying houses and washing away boats.

The annual deluge is crucial to replenishing water supplies in the impoverished region, but the downpour from June to September often turns deadly.

Officials said, in Bangladesh, which is surrounded by rivers, around one-third of the country is underwater and 59 people have died.

An official in Cox’s Bazar district, Sanjida Begum said “It was raining the last few days, the landslide damaged many of our houses and a lot of people are suffering.”

“Children are floating away while crossing these Canals, even my nephew was washed away in the canal.”Begum added.

The death toll In India rose to at least 100 and in remote areas the entire communities are been cut off by rising floodwaters which damaged roads.

Assam has been flooded for 15 days and has claimed the lives of humans and animals and as also destroyed properties and the death toll has reached 22, a local resident confirmed.

“It’s been 15 days (since) this area has been flooded,” “The damage it has caused is very bad. Cattle have also been affected. Everything has been destroyed.” The resident said.

Video footage shared on social media showed rescuers pulling a rhinoceros calf from swollen floodwaters in Kaziranga National Park, the state’s World Heritage, where  two-third  of the world’s remaining one-horned rhinos can be found.

Assam as one of the worst affected regions in India and are unable to reach food supplies.

33 deaths have been reported and 2.5 million residents affected in the state. Locals were building makeshift shelters on elevated land with the meagre belongings they had salvaged from the floodwaters.

In Mumbai, the number of victims from a building collapse following heavy rains rose to 14.

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