October 7, 2022
International

As monsoon rains lash northern and eastern India, floods and landslides claim scores of lives

As monsoon rains lash northern and eastern India, floods and landslides claim scores of lives

At least 50 people have died in northern and eastern India over the past three days due to floods and landslides brought on by heavy monsoon rains, officials said on Sunday.As rescue teams raced to evacuate survivors, the rains overran hundreds of towns, destroying homes and leaving families stranded.

The third-largest economy in Asia, which depends on agriculture to spur growth and create jobs, was expected to receive an average amount of rain in August and September, according to forecasts made earlier this month by the federal meteorological service.

A little over 15% of India’s $2.7 trillion economy comes from farming, which also provides for more than half of its 1.3 billion people.At least 36 people have been killed in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh during the last three days, according to a state government official.

An official government release stated that four people were killed and 13 were reported missing in the neighbouring hilly state of Uttarakhand as a result of the constant rain.We have used helicopters to rescue persons who have become caught in far-off places as a result of rain-related occurrences. According to Ranjit Kumar Sinha, a representative of the disaster management office for Uttarakhand, the rescue effort is in full swing.

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