• India rains

    India rains

    Updated: 8/21/2019 7:23:59 AM
    According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), the death toll following monsoon flooding has reached 1 058 across 9 states, DG ECHO reports. According to the same source, the number of displaced has reached more than 1 830 000 people. Heavy to locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over central, eastern and southern states over the next 24 hours, accompanied by thunderstorms in Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha.

    Extreme monsoon rains hit western India and Myanmar in early August 2019, causing dramatic flooding and landslides and leaving at least 258 people dead.

    From August 1 to 12, at least 193 people have been killed in floods and landslides across western India. In addition, the authorities have evacuated around 1 million people into emergency camps.

    Pramod Kumar, the Kerala police spokesman, said at least 76 people died, 58 are missing and 32 have been injured in the state of Kerala alone. Around 288 000 people across the state have been evacuated. 265 houses have been fully damaged, as of 19:00 LT, August 11.

    At least 42 people have lost their lives in Karnataka and over 580 000 were forced to evacuate after unprecedented floods hit the state. 300 homes, 5 bridges, and numerous roads and highways were damaged or destroyed.

    Neighboring Maharashtra (35) and Gujarat (31) reported 66 deaths, and tens of thousands evacuated.

    Landslides claimed 6 lives in Uttarakhand and 3 in Jammu and Kashmir.

    At least 65 people were killed in Myanmar after a large landslide hit its Mon state on August 9, destroying dozens of homes. At least 80 000 people are displaced and sheltering in 170 evacuation sites.