Floods kill over 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods kill over 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

More than 1,200 people have been killed and millions displaced across India, Nepal and Bangladesh in the region's worst flooding for years. As the rains turned roads into rivers once again-inundating homes and hospitals and leaving thousands stranded-India's financial capital captured national attention this week, broadcasting endless images of locals wading through waist-high water and cars nearly completely submerged.

Elephants were pressed into service, wading through swirling waters to rescue people, and aid workers have built rafts from bamboo and banana leaves.

"Five people have died in the Mumbai floods". City opens heart and hearth Several thousands of individuals, social groups, housing societies, Parsi sanatoria, gurudwaras, temples, mosques and dargahs, churches and NGOs stepped up to help millions left stranded and without shelter during the rains.

A 45-year-old woman and a one-and-a-half-year-old child from the same family were killed in their home in the northeastern suburb of Vikhruli late on Tuesday and a two-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed, police said.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai will receive intermittent rains with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places.

"I had to stay the night at my office since train services were cancelled".

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Almost 2,000 local medical teams have been deployed as one third of the country is believed to be under water.

Numerous more than 5,000 dabbawallahs were left stranded in the city overnight, a spokesman for the Mumbai Dabbawallha Association told the Press Trust of India.

Crops on more than 10,000 hectares (24,710 acres) of land have been washed away while another 600,000 hectares (1,482,600 acres) have been damaged, posing a serious threat to food production, according to Bangladesh's Disaster Management Ministry.

Electricity, water supply, communications networks and public transport were totally shut down during the 2005 catastrophe, which was blamed on unplanned development and poor drainage in the western city.

Catastrophic flooding in 2005 killed more than 500 people in Mumbai, and majority had been living in shantytown slums.

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