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175+ killed, nearly a MILLION left homeless by landslides & floods in India (VIDEOS)


Added 08-11-19 08:37:02pm EST - “Floods and landslides across southern and western Indian states have killed nearly 200 people over the past week as the Indian Army intensifies its relief operations to help thousands stranded in desperate need of rescue.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “175+ killed, nearly a MILLION left homeless by landslides & floods in India (VIDEOS)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Extreme weather conditions that have been battering Indian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat since last week forced hundreds of thousands of people to seek temporary shelters. The heavy rains also impacted travel in the region, disrupting train and airport connections.

The soldiers of @adgpi rescuing stranded people to the safer shores.#Floods2019pic.twitter.com/0VrxHBvOCG

To deal with the ongoing calamity, which by Sunday claimed at least 178 lives, the Indian armed forces deployed around 3,000 personnel and various hardware equipment, including helicopters, to help with flood relief and rescue operations in the four affected states.

Two rescue missions were flown by helicopters of SWAC late evening today from Jamnagar around village Ballabha Jamnagar district. In the second mission Wing Commander Vishal Jain winched up 16 marooned persons from an inaccessible [email protected]_MCC#Floods2019#GujaratFloodspic.twitter.com/IeSrf2PvXv

The surge in water level caused all the rivers in the state of Karnataka to overflow. At least 40 people were confirmed dead in Karnataka, and at least 400,000 displaced. The state disaster management tried to encourage the locals on Sunday, announcing that “the water has started receding in many districts and flood situation has improved.”

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