NEW DELHI —
Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed a minimum of 221 folks throughout South Asia over the previous month, officers mentioned Friday.
Greater than 1 million folks have been marooned in Nepal, Bangladesh and India and a whole lot of hundreds have fled their properties for greater floor.
Indian officers mentioned floods and mudslides killed 16 extra folks within the northeast and eight folks had been killed in constructing collapses in Mumbai, elevating the loss of life toll within the nation to 101. Nepal reported a minimum of 117 deaths over the previous month and Bangladesh reported three.
Eight folks had been killed in two partial constructing collapses in Mumbai on Thursday, the hearth service management room mentioned on Friday. One of many buildings was dilapidated and most residents had vacated it for restore however some households stayed, the hearth service mentioned. Six folks died there.
Rains brought about the Brahmaputra River, which flows by means of Tibet, India and Bangladesh, to burst its banks in India’s Assam state late final month, inundating massive swathes of the state, triggering mudslides and displacing about 3.6 million folks, officers mentioned. Huge tracts are nonetheless underwater, with 26 of the state’s 33 districts badly affected.
Authorities rescued about 4,000 folks trapped by the surging flood waters in numerous components of Assam, mentioned M.S. Mannivanan, chief of the state Catastrophe Administration Authority. About 36,000 folks whose properties had been destroyed or submerged have taken shelter in almost 300 government-run reduction camps, he mentioned.
The floods additionally inundated most of India’s Kaziranga Nationwide Park, residence to an estimated 2,500 uncommon one-horned rhinos, authorities mentioned.
Within the japanese state of Bihar, a minimum of 9 rivers swollen by heavy downpours in Nepal rose past their hazard ranges and inundated many villages. One in all them, the Gandak River, swept away the connecting roads of a newly constructed multimillion greenback bridge in Bihar’s Gopalganj district, disrupting transportation within the space.
The Meteorological Middle within the state capital, Patna, forecast heavy rain over the subsequent 48 hours.
Nepal’s Residence Ministry mentioned 117 folks have died in monsoon-related incidents, together with landslides in mountainous areas and flooding within the southern plains. A minimum of 47 folks had been reported lacking and 126 have been injured prior to now month, it mentioned.
In Bangladesh, the Ministry of Catastrophe and Reduction mentioned a minimum of three folks have died and greater than 1 million folks have been marooned since floods hit the nation late final month. Officers mentioned heavy rainfall and the onrush of river waters from upstream India had been creating havoc in Bangladesh, a delta nation of 160 million folks that’s crisscrossed by 230 rivers.
Bangladesh’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Middle mentioned Thursday that flooding may worsen at first of subsequent week due to rising devastation within the huge area alongside the Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers. It mentioned the state of affairs would stay unstable over the subsequent two weeks, inflicting additional struggling for affected folks.
Annual monsoon rains hit the area in June-September. The rains are essential for rain-fed crops planted through the season however usually trigger intensive harm.
Related Press author Julhas Alam in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Indrajit Singh in India’s Bihar contributed to this report.