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Take A Look At The Floods In South Asia That Killed 1200 People


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Hurricane Harvey is currently dominating mainstream media, Texas isn’t the only part of the world being ravaged by flooding.

The lashing rainfall that has been devastating South Asia for almost the entire month of August, and it’s time for us all to start talking about it.

Across India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, record amounts of heavy monsoon rains have caused disastrous flooding and landslides.

Thousands of homes have become completely submerged, poor villages have absolutely no access to food and medicine, and nearly 1200 people have died – including children.

Take a look:

#1. A Nepali Man Carries His Goat On His Shoulder As He Moves To Safer Ground At Topa Village In Saptari District

#2. A Man Floats His Dead Nephew Away In The Koshi River Outside A Village In Nepal, After The Family Could Not Find Any Dry Land To Bury The Child

#3. A Boy Uses A Banana Raft To Transport His Books In Jakhalabandha Area In Nagaon District, In The Northeastern State Of Assam, India

#4. Indian One-horned Rhinoceroses Wade Through Flood Waters At The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary In Assam

#5. A Woman Walks Through A Flooded Village In Motihari, Bihar State, India

#6. In Demra, Children Walk Through A Flooded Field As They Return Home From School. The Mix Of Rainwater And Toxic Waste From Industries Has Turned The Water Green

#7. People Wait In A Line To Collect Drinking Water From A Municipal Tanker At A Flooded Residential Colony In Ahmedabad, India

#8. Rescuers Recover Carcasses Of More Than 225 Animals After Floods Ravage Kaziranga Wildlife Reserve

#9. A Woman Wades Through A Flooded Village In Bihar, India

#10. Nepalis Swim With A Rubber Ring In A Flooded Area In Parsa District

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