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2008-08-30 09:00:25

By Andrew Buncombe It is a landscape of despair. The carcasses of dead animals lie adrift in the flood water, rotting and stinking. Entire villages in one of India's poorest states have been washed away and millions of people have been forced from their homes by the worst flooding in the region for 50 years. One aerial photograph showed a railway station - seemingly the only piece of land above water for miles in all directions - on to which countless people were crowded. India's Prime...

2006-08-04 07:26:15

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Monsoon rains and floods have killed 42 people in southern and eastern India and displaced tens of thousands of others, officials said on Friday. Forty deaths have been reported from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh since Wednesday while two people were killed in neighboring Orissa on Friday in flash floods. The deaths were mostly due to collapsing houses, falling trees and electrocution after hundreds of electric poles were knocked down by strong...

2006-07-05 06:56:13

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Monsoon rains have killed 41 people across India over the past two days and continued to disrupt life in the financial hub of Mumbai on Wednesday, officials said. At least nine people were swept away in flash floods in the eastern coastal state of Orissa overnight, taking the death toll in the state and neighboring Jharkhand to 33. The heavy monsoon showers also damaged hundreds of hectares of rice paddy. Landslides and flooding killed eight people in the...

2006-07-04 01:12:42

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in eastern India, killing 24 people overnight and disrupting life in the financial hub of Mumbai for a second day on Tuesday, officials and residents said. The bad weather was caused by a depression over the east coast and a revival of the June-September annual monsoon rains which had hit a lean patch, leading to a dry spell across large swathes of the subcontinent. At least 22 people were killed in the eastern...


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