Monsoon in South Asia: thousands of villages flooded

After heavy rains throughout the country are in South Asia strokes under water. In the East of India had to be housed due to the Flooding of millions of residen

Monsoon in South Asia: thousands of villages flooded

After heavy rains throughout the country are in South Asia strokes under water. In the East of India had to be housed due to the Flooding of millions of residents in shelters, said local authorities on Thursday. Thousands of villages are flooded, dozens of people came in the floods. India is the only country that has to suffer the consequences of a strong monsoon to. In Bangladesh, around a third of the country is to be flooded. Also from the neighbouring countries Burma, Nepal, and Bhutan to the Floods were reported.

Till Fähnders

Political correspondent for Southeast Asia.

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The annual monsoon is a well known weather phenomenon, according to which agriculture is built in the Region. For several years, but increasingly to extremely heavy rainfall with sometimes devastating consequences. As a result, around 600 people arrived in the Region, according to the United Nations in the past year.

the Situation is Complicated by the fact that South Asia is currently struggling with a sharp increase in infections with the Coronavirus to. So the Indian state authorities in the northeast to create Assam, the difficulty of, in the shelters, the spacing rules for the containment of the pandemic is to be observed.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 15:20

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