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Millions of people displaced by floods – India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods across subcontinent displace millions in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, Millions of people have been displaced across India, Nepal and Bangladesh after monsoon rains triggered flash floods and landslides over the past week. ABC News, 15 July 19 

Key points:

  • Monsoon rains have triggered widespread flooding and landslides across three countries
  • Over two million people have been displaced as a result of the floods
  • Nepal has recorded the most fatalities, with 55 people confirmed dead

India’s north-eastern state of Assam has been hit hard by the floods brought by the monsoon, with at least 1.5 million people displaced and 10 dead.

In the Chittagong division of Bangladesh, there have been 10 deaths and about 500,000 displaced as 200 villages have been flooded.

The disaster’s death toll has been highest in Nepal, which recorded 55 fatalities on Sunday, with 30 missing and 33 injured, the Government said.

Ten thousand people have been displaced from their homes as incessant monsoon rains pounded many areas in the country since Thursday, submerging large swathes of land, inundating homes and destroying bridges and roads across the country.

Nepalese cabinet spokesman Gokul Banskota said, “the disaster has caused a big loss to the economy”……..https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-15/floods-on-indian-subcontinent-displace-over-a-million/11308502

July 15, 2019 - Posted by | ASIA, climate change

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