A six-year-old boy was among five people killed after severe flooding hit India's financial hub Mumbai, resulting in dozens of cancelled or delayed flights, officials said on Thursday.
Aerial images from Shwegyin township in Bago region showed how the area had become a vast lake of water.
It is really sad news that many people were killed during the monsoon rains in eastern Myanmar (“Myanmar landslide kills 34, scores missing,” Aug.10, Gulf Today).
Around 215 people — farmers, rural labourers and cattle graziers — have now died from strikes in the country's poorest state since late March, authorities said.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast normal rainfall during the monsoon months of June-September 2021. As reported by the Weather Channel, the upcoming southwest monsoon season may restore some form of normalcy to the year. The report states that termed as the
Torrential downpours have swept away homes, triggered landslides and claimed at least 180 lives across South Asia.
Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. TV footage showed roads and railway lines in Bihar submerged.
Authorities said the deaths occurred largely due to electrocutions caused by ill-maintained power lines even as large segments of the city suffered hours-long outages that lasted up to a day in some areas.
Heavy rains since Thursday have hit several districts in Nepal, especially in the country's eastern region and the southern plains, affecting thousands.