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Flood deaths in India and Nepal cross 150

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Flood deaths in India and Nepal cross 150

Some 42 people have died in the last week in the southern Indian state of Kerala, according to a statement from the chief minister’s office.

By REUTERS
 

OCTOBER 21, 2021 09: 03

Early Newspaper

Israeli firefighters sit in a rescue boat as they search for people at a parking lot that was flooded following heavy rainfall in Ness Ziona, November 21, 2020. (photo credit: YOSSI ALONI/FLASH90)

Israeli firefighters sit in a rescue boat as they search for people at a parking lot that was flooded following heavy rainfall in Ness Ziona, November 21, 2020.

(photo credit: YOSSI ALONI/FLASH90)

More than 150 people have died in flooding across India and Nepal, officials said on Thursday, as unseasonably heavy rains across the region led to flash floods in several areas, stranding residents and destroying homes and infrastructure.

The north Indian state of Uttarakhand has been especially badly hit, with 48 confirmed deaths, SA Murugesan, secretary of the state’s disaster management department told Reuters.

In Nainital, a popular tourist destination in the Himalayan state, the town’s main lake broke its banks, submerging the main thoroughfare and damaging bridges and rail tracks. And rescuers from India’s paramilitary National Disaster Response Force were evacuating residents from communities hit by landslides.

India’s federal interior minister Amit Shah is set to survey affected areas on Thursday.

Some 42 people have died in the last week in the southern Indian state of Kerala, according to a statement from the chief minister’s office.

Flooding the the center of Israel following heavy rains. (credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)Flooding the the center of Israel following heavy rains. (credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)

In neighboring Nepal, at least 77 people have died.

India’s annual monsoon rains usually run from June to September.

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Flood deaths in India and Nepal cross 150