July 30, 2020

Growing toll from monsoon floods hampers South Asia virus efforts

New Delhi (AFP) – The death toll from monsoon floods across South Asia has increased to more than 340 people over recent weeks, with villages still submerged and tens of thousands displaced as authorities battle with rising coronavirus cases.The torrential downpours across the densely populated region are critical to replenishing rivers and groundwater, but also cause widespread death and destruction.In India’s poorest state Bihar, home to 125 million people, 11 have died and at least four million have been affected by heavy rains, with homes and villages damaged.More than 300,000 villagers we…

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