More Than 1000 Died in South Asia Floods This Summer

The UN says flooding in Nepal is the worst in a decade

The UN says flooding in Nepal is the worst in a decade

India's monsoon season runs from June to September.

He told Crux dozens of people visited the facility.

More than 1,200 people have died across south Asia, including two toddlers in India, as torrential monsoon rains struck the region bringing with it nearly a month's worth of rain in a day. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said floods have impacted over 7.4 million people in Bangladesh, where over 697,000 homes have been demolished.

Police say a woman and two toddlers were killed after houses collapsed in the Indian city's suburbs, while three other people died after being swept away by floodwater.

While the devastation of flooding in and around Houston continues, a different kind of flooding is taking place in Asia.

"If you compare the shelter conditions in Bangladesh to Texas, as dire as the condition may seem in Texas, typically, we would at least have safe structures on safe ground - not in flood plains", he said. Bangladesh and Nepal have been badly hit, and about 500 people have died.

"Many flood survivors have lost everything: their homes, their possessions, their crops", Christa Rader, WFP's Bangladesh country director, said in a statement.

But over the weekend, relentless rain began falling on Mumbai, on India's western coast.

This summer has brought more rain to Mumbai than any other year since 2005, the Times reports, when it was devastated by downpour that killed more than 1,000 people across the state of Maharashtra. The majority of deaths occurred in shanty town slums, which are home to more than half of Mumbai's population.

The city is vulnerable to storms since buildings have been constructed on coastal areas and flood plains, and waterways and storm drains are often blocked by plastic garbage.

Five people died in Mumbai after floods struck yesterday, briefly shutting commuter rail networks and forcing the closure of schools and offices. Officials have asked that cars outside the city to turn back instead of driving toward the center because waterlogged roads back up traffic and create perilous conditions.

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