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Floods in India and Nepal Kill 200 People and Displace Millions

HeadlineJul 20, 2020

Heavy floods and landslides from monsoon rains have displaced 4 million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and in Nepal, with close to 200 reported deaths and dozens of people missing. This is a resident of Assam.

Mukul Das: “This flooding comes every year. This year, it’s the biggest one, so the roads have been submerged. How will people live? Many people are living on boats. Our houses have also been submerged.”

The devastating floods are also destroying wildlife and their habitats. As much as 95% of the Kaziranga National Park may be underwater, and over 100 animals, including eight rare rhinos, have died in the floods.

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