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26 extra lifeless in India monsoon fury, waters recede in Bangladesh

Not less than 26 extra individuals have died in monsoon flooding and lightning strikes in India, as tens of millions remained marooned within the nation and neighbouring Bangladesh, authorities stated Monday.

Floods are a daily menace in India and Bangladesh, however consultants say local weather change is growing their frequency, ferocity, and unpredictability for the 2 international locations’ 1.6 billion individuals.

In India’s northeastern state of Assam, three individuals had been killed in landslides whereas six others died in flood waters, catastrophe administration authorities stated.

Within the jap state of Bihar, lightning triggered by storms killed at the least 17 individuals, in keeping with native catastrophe administration minister Renu Devi.

Assam continued to reel below extreme flooding, with 5,140 villages throughout the state’s 33 districts submerged by surging waters.

Greater than 100,000 villagers are taking refuge in aid shelters.

The state was first hit in April when pre-monsoon rains arrived, inflicting floods that killed 44 individuals.

The floodwaters receded after a couple of weeks, solely to rise once more in June at the beginning of the annual monsoon season and taking the state toll to 71 thus far.

In neighbouring Meghalaya state, at the least 16 individuals have been killed since final Thursday after landslides and surging rivers that submerged roads.

Monsoon storms have additionally unleashed devastating floods in Bangladesh which have left tens of millions stranded and killed dozens thus far.

On Monday, flood water was step by step receding from the northeastern district of Sylhet, although tens of millions are nonetheless marooned, stated Mosharraf Hossain, the chief administrator of the district.

“The aid shelters are filled with affected individuals. There’s an enormous disaster of meals and ingesting water. Many are scared to return residence whereas many misplaced their homes in floodwater,” he advised AFP.

However the receding water is flooding districts additional downstream in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria, officers stated.

In Jamalpur district, an eight-year-old woman was swept away by sturdy currents from her inundated yard and later discovered lifeless, police officer Aminul Islam advised AFP.

Heavy rainfall additionally continued within the southeastern Chittagong Hills districts resulting in waterlogging within the port metropolis and exacerbating dangers of landslides.

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