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India in the rainy season 170 deaths from intermittent heavy rain | NHK News

2019-08-11T19:16:09.485Z

In India, which is in the rainy season called monsoon, intermittent heavy rains caused floods and landslides in various places, and 170 people died ...



India during the rainy season 170 people died from intermittent heavy rain August 12th 4:10

In India, which is in the rainy season called the monsoon, intermittent heavy rains have caused floods and landslides throughout the country, and 170 people have died.

In the southern Kerala province where the damage is most severe, since the 8th of this month, a massive flood has occurred, and the wide area of ​​the city has been covered with brown and muddy water, and landslides have occurred in more than 80 places.

In the field, the army and others are helping those who are left behind using boats.

According to local authorities, this heavy rain has so far killed 68 people in Kerala alone and nearly 200,000 people have been displaced.

The official in charge said, “Water flows into the area from all directions, and residents are facing many difficulties.”

In India, floods and landslides have occurred every year from June to September due to the heavy rains called the monsoon, which means that 170 people have died in the south and the west even after this month. That is.

Local heavy rains are expected to continue for the next few days, and the damage may be further increased.

Source: nhk

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