Mon­soon floods kill more than 1,200

Irish Examiner - - World News -

Two tod­dlers were among 14 peo­ple killed in Mum­bai after floods caused by heavy mon­soon rains de­stroyed homes and dis­rupted traf­fic in In­dia’s fi­nan­cial cap­i­tal, po­lice said, but lighter-than-feared rain yes­ter­day helped re­lief ef­forts.

More than 1,200 peo­ple have died across In­dia, Bangladesh, and Nepal in the worst flood­ing to strike South Asia in years. Sev­eral vil­lages in the east In­dian state of Bi­har are still in­un­dated, with peo­ple liv­ing in makeshift shel­ters for days. Tues­day’s del­uge in Mum­bai — nearly a month’s av­er­age rain­fall in a sin­gle day — had halted train ser­vices and led to flight can­cel­la­tions.

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