Heavy monsoon flooding kills 50, displaces millions in India
NEW DELHI – At least 50 people have been killed and more than two million affected by heavy monsoon flooding in north-eastern Indian state of Assam.
Heavy rain has submerged thousands of villages. Hundreds of relief camps have been set up to shelter those displaced.
A heavy monsoon in the region is common, but this year comes as India battles rising Covid-19 infections.
Flood is creating havoc in my constituency..we have been rescuing stranded people from interior places. pic.twitter.com/pNqOTKYuS5— Mrinal Saikia (@MrinalS66742364) July 12, 2020
As the monsoon season enters the mid-phase, activity has shifted from the east to the western parts of India.
The convergence of low-level winds along the west coast is likely to bring torrential rainfall over Maharashtra and Gujarat over the next 2-3 days.
Heavy rains are likely to continue across coastal Karnataka and Kerala over the weekend.
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