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Monsoon floods kill dozens and displace millions in India

July 19, 2019 5:48 am

Millions have been stranded or displaced as devastating floods continue to ravage large parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

In India, the eastern state of Bihar and the north-eastern state of Assam have been the worst hit.

Local officials told BBC Hindi that nearly 100 people have been killed in both states.

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The region was hit by monsoon rains which triggered floods and landslides, submerging homes and transport links.

Flood waters covered buildings, roads and railway lines, cutting off whole districts – such as Muzaffarpur in Bihar.

Some 4.7 million have been displaced in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states. More than 100,000 people are now living in relief camps, officials say.

 

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