Flooding in Assam and Nepal kills hundreds and displaces millions

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Hurried evacuation of millions of residents will increase coronavirus cases, officials say

Severe flooding in India’s tea-growing state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal has killed at least 200 people and displaced millions, severely hampering efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.

In Assam, heavy monsoon rains burst the banks of the Brahmaputra River, causing more than 2,000 villages to be enveloped in floods and mudslides and displacing 2.75 million people in the past two weeks. There have been 85 deaths reported in the state.

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Written by Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/20/flooding-assam-nepal-displaces-millions-coronavirus under the title “Flooding in Assam and Nepal kills hundreds and displaces millions”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.