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Rains, landslides kill dozens, affect millions in South Asia

/ 05:55 PM July 15, 2019
Rains, landslides kill dozens, affect millions in South Asia

A flood affected girl standing on the roof of a house takes help to board on a boat in Katahguri village along river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati, India, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Officials in northeastern India said more than a dozen people were killed and over a million affected by flooding. Rain-triggered floods, mudslides and lightning have left a trail of destruction in other parts of South Asia. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

NEW DELHI — After causing flooding havoc and landslides in Nepal, three flooded rivers are overflowing into northeastern India and submerging parts of that region, killing at least 14 people and paralyzing the lives of nearly 2 million.

Pratata Amrit, an Indian government official, said about 200,000 people have left their flooded village homes in Bihar state, with 50,000 of them taking shelter in 152 state-run relief camps.

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Rains, landslides kill dozens, affect millions in South Asia

A flood affected boy plays in a container in Katahguri village along river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati, India, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Officials in northeastern India said more than a dozen people were killed and over a million affected by flooding. Rain-triggered floods, mudslides and lightning have left a trail of destruction in other parts of South Asia. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Officials in Nepal said flooding and landslides killed at least 67 people in that country and 30 others are missing, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the region on Friday.

In Bangladesh, at least a dozen people, mostly farmers, have been killed by lightning since Saturday as monsoon rains battered parts of the low-lying country. /kga

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