Heavy rain-floods in South Asia, increasing loss of life

South Asia receives heavy rains during the monsoon season. It has caused floods and landslides. At least 14 people died in such a situation in Nepal. On Sunday (July 7), Nepalese police said that 9 more people are missing.

According to a report by Al-Jazeera, floods have also occurred in parts of India and Bangladesh. Millions of people are affected by it.

Nepal Police spokesman Dan Bahadur Karki said police are working with other agencies and locals to find the missing people.

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He said that there have been cases of loss of life and disappearances in different places.

Heavy rains cause flooding in South Asia every year from June to September. However, the death toll in floods and landslides has increased in recent times.

Analysts say climate change and increased road construction are exacerbating the problem.

It has been raining heavily in Nepal since last Thursday. The country’s disaster management department then issued a flood warning.

Several people died in floods and landslides in Nepal last month as well.

Floods also occurred in Assam, India. At least six people have died in the last 24 hours. The Disaster Management Authority of Assam has informed this information on Sunday.

According to media PTI, at least 70 people have died in Assam since mid-May.

Floods have also occurred in lower areas of Bangladesh. More than 2 million people are affected.

Source: Al-Jazeera