Thursday 31 August 2017

Devastating monsoon rains in India,Nepal and Bangladesh

As an indication,I could find no videos to accompany this. Compare that with coverage of Harvey

Monsoons kill 1,200, displace millions in India, Nepal & Bangladesh

Monsoons kill 1,200, displace millions in India, Nepal & Bangladesh (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)
Indians wade through a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on August 29, 2017 © Punit Paranjpe / AFP
30 August, 2017

India, Nepal and Bangladesh are battling some of the worst monsoon rains in recent history, which have left around 1,200 people dead and 41 million people affected. In India more than 32 million people have reportedly been impacted by downpours.
Vast areas of land across all three countries are underwater, according to the Red Cross“Rainwater from the Himalayas is travelling down through Nepal’s lower-lying areas, through swollen rivers in north-east India and eventually through the floodplains of Bangladesh,” it said in a statement.  

The Mumbai monsoon rains are reported to be the city’s heaviest since 2005.

In Bangladesh 114 people have been killed and nearly 7 million affected.

The heavy rains began in mid-August, with more downpours forecast for the coming days. Video and images uploaded to social media from the Chitwan District in Nepal show flooded roads from mid-August.
As the rains continued into late August the situation grew worse, with 143 people killed in Nepal and nearly half a million displaced.

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