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Dozens Killed as Monsoon Rains Trigger Flooding and Landslides Across South Asia

HeadlineAug 22, 2022

In other climate news, monsoon rains have triggered flooding and mudslides across northern India in recent days, inundating hundreds of villages and leaving at least 50 people dead. In neighboring Pakistan, weekend flooding killed three dozen people, while heavy rains brought flash floods to eastern Afghanistan, destroying thousands of homes and killing at least 20 people. In Sudan, officials say flooding has destroyed over 14,000 homes and claimed 77 lives during this year’s rainy season. Here in the United States, a new study finds the climate crisis has doubled the chance California could be hit by a “megaflood” that would bring widespread catastrophic flooding across virtually all of the state’s lowlands.

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