Monsoon rains destruction has led to more than 170 deaths in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh

  • The monsoon season, which runs from July to September in South Asia, continues to shatter the region with destruction. Heavy Monsoon rainfall has caused massive landslides and flooding and has led to more than 170 deaths in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.


    In South and West India the toll stands at 169 dead in flood or rain-related incidents, according to local government


    The Indian state of Kerala has been particularly hard hit, with nearly half the reported deaths occurred in the south-western parts of the state.

    Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes by the monsoons and have taken refuge in 1,318 relief camps across the southern state of Kerala. Nearly 200 houses in the state were destroyed.

    Dhanya Rajendran, Editor-in-chief at TNM tweeted scary and sad footage from Malappuram in Kerala of a man and his mother trying to run away as a landslide happens.

    She gets stuck. His son and wife were inside the house and could not rush out.

    The three people of this family are feared to be dead, the DSP told my colleague Cris.


    Scary videos of the "monsoon mayhem" came from Mumbai, too.


    According to AP at least 17 people have died in Pakistan, including 7 people electrocuted and 3 others killed when a roof collapsed in the southern city of Karachi.

    Still ongoing

    The destruction doesn't end, as the monsoon period stretches until September. Locals are busy rebuilding the houses destroyed in the first wave of the season, before more rains come.

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