Death toll crossed thousand in India
Published: 08:22 PM, 19 August 2019
The death toll from floods caused heavy rainfall in India has exceeded thousands. In addition, the floods have caused huge loss and damage to resources.
The country’s home ministry said that 1058 people have died in the 9 most-affected states from June to August 15. Of them, the death toll in the southern state of Kerala stands at 121.
At least 76 people died in the southwestern state of Karnataka. About a thousand cattle were killed there.
Besides, at least 56 people have died in Maharashtra. Including foreigners, about 30 people have died in Himachal, Uttarakhand and Punjab state.
At least 22 more are missing in these states.
Indian media NDTV said that after heavy rains throughout the day on Sunday, the water of Jamuna and other adjacent rivers rose to a height near the danger zone. It is expected to cross the danger line in the next 24 hours. As a result, authorities have issued flood alerts in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. People living in low-lying areas have been advised to move to safer places.
In India, it usually rains from June to September. However, the flood is often caused by heavy rainfall.
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