India DEADLY floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

India DEADLY floods: Several dead and thousands rescued


Many parts of India have now been flooded after a number of rivers started flowing above the danger level.

At least 17 people have been reportedly killed in flood-related events in Madhya Pradesh state.

And in eastern Bihar state, at least 15,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after a “flood-like situation” in a dozen districts.

Floods are not unusual in India during the monsoon season between June and September.

But excessive rains this year has resulted in water levels in several major rivers to rise, resulting in flooding in many areas of India.

People have taken shelter on the roofs of their huts that were submerged, and houses along the banks of the river are inundated.

“We are facing a lot of problems, everything has been submerged in river. There is no arrangement of food, drinking water or boats. We don’t know what to do,” a resident in Patna city told Reuters news agency.

In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state, the Ganges river has been flowing above the danger mark, and

individuals living in low lying areas have been going to higher ground.

“Water has been gushing in the area for the last three days. All the land has been inundated with flood water. All the crops have been damaged. Water has started entering our houses,” said a villager, Shyam.