Week’s rain, flood­ing kill 48 In­di­ans

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

NEW DELHI — At least 48 peo­ple have been killed as large ar­eas of western In­dia have been lashed by mon­soon rain and flood­ing over the past week, of­fi­cials said Wed­nes­day.

In Ra­jasthan, home to a num­ber of pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tions, the streets of at least four dis­tricts have been turned into vir­tual rivers, trap­ping tens of thou­sands of peo­ple on the up­per floors of res­i­den­tial build­ings. Res­cue work­ers scram­bled Wed­nes­day to res­cue thou­sands of oth­ers whose homes have been flooded or de­stroyed. By Wed­nes­day, the death toll in the state stood at 19. In the neigh­bor­ing state of Gu­jarat, at least 29 peo­ple have died in tor­ren­tial rain. This week’s deaths have raised the toll to 83 since the start of the mon­soon sea­son, which runs from June through Septem­ber.


Flood sur­vivors have an emo­tional re­union Wed­nes­day at a camp for the dis­placed in Gu­jarat, In­dia.

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