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40 killed in northern India floods and landslides; forecasters predict more rain.

Hundreds of villages were inundated by heavy rainfall, which caused mud buildings to be swept away, roads to be flooded, bridges to be demolished, and rescuers to rush to assist stranded residents.

Floods and landslides caused by strong monsoon rains have killed at least 40 people and left others missing in northern India during the past three days.

Hundreds of villages were inundated by heavy rainfall, which caused mud buildings to be swept away, roads to be flooded, bridges to be demolished, and rescuers to rush to assist stranded residents.

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40 killed in northern india floods and landslides; forecasters predict more rain.

In the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, at least 36 people perished and hundreds of displaced people sought refuge in rescue camps.

In the neighboring state of Uttarakhand, a series of cloudbursts resulted in the deaths of four individuals and the disappearance of thirteen others.

Ranjit Kumar Sinha, an official in Uttarakhand’s disaster management department, said: “We have dispatched helicopters to rescue individuals stranded in remote locations due to precipitation-related occurrences. The rescue operation is now underway.”

In the next two days, the region is expected to receive additional heavy precipitation, according to the Indian meteorological agency.

40 killed in northern india floods and landslides; forecasters predict more rain.
40 killed in northern india floods and landslides; forecasters predict more rain.

In the eastern Indian state of Odisha, floods have uprooted tens of thousands of people from their homes and impacted electricity and water supply, as well as highways.

According to Reuters, at least six deaths have occurred in Odisha, where 120,000 people have been evacuated from impacted districts.

During the monsoon season (June to September) in India’s Himalayan north, landslides and floods are widespread, and scientists predict that they are growing more frequently due to the melting of glaciers caused by global warming.

Meanwhile, at least 36 people have been killed by flooding in neighboring Pakistan, including 11 in areas bordering Afghanistan.

And a disaster response officer in Afghanistan’s Logar province reported that at least nine people had perished, while the exact death toll was unknown.

In addition to demolishing homes and killing livestock, the floodwaters also destroyed agricultural land.

Floods severely damaged the homes of villagers in the Khushi district of Logar province, located south of the capital Kabul.

A village elder, Del Agha, stated that the flooding in Khushi was unprecedented in its history.

He stated, “It devastated all the people’s animals, homes, and agricultural land.”

People who are homeless have sought sanctuary in the mountains.

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