India floods - updates

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Fresh flood alert in southern India as monsoon death toll hits 244

Aug 14, 2019 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities warn Kerala locals of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall over the next 24-48 hours in some of the worst affected regions of the state popular with tourists

HEAVY RAIN. In this photo taken on August 12, 2019, palm trees are pictured in floodwaters of the Cauvery River, following heavy monsoon rains in Siddapur town in the southern state of Karnataka. Photo by AFP

1 million moved into camps, 184 dead in India monsoon floods

Aug 12, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The southern state of Kerala has been the worst hit region for the second consecutive year

EVACUATION. Residents are being evacuated from their home to a safer place following floods warnings, on a wooden boat at Kadamakkudi near Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala on August 10, 2019. File photo by STR/AFP

India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Authorities say bad weather and damaged infrastructure are affecting rescue and relief work

Flood toll in India's Kerala rises to 445

Aug 26, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Around a million people are still packed into temporary relief camps and 15 are reported missing

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:29 PM

(UPDATED) Some 353,000 people have taken shelter in 3,026 relief camps as thousands of army, navy, and air force troops fan out to help those still stranded

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Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala

Aug 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities have warned that rains and strong winds are predicted for many parts of Kerala on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19

74 dead, dozens missing in monsoon disasters across Nepal, India

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The death toll could rise further as rescue operations continue in the two countries which are reeling from massive floods and landslides

Indian army soldiers and rescue personnel look for survivors at the side of a landslide along a highway roughly 200 kilometres (124 miles) from Himachal Pradesh state capital Shimla on August 13, 2017. At least six people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a massive landslide swept two buses off a hillside into a deep gorge in mountainous northern India, an official said on August 12. / AFP PHOTO / -

Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

Jul 31, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Eighteen people are killed in Odisha state authorities there say Another 3 die in Jharkhand state further north

25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:11 PM

The official death toll from the floods in India s westernmost state stands at 119 with more than 36 000 people evacuated to safe areas as helicopters and boats try to reach those still stranded

Twitter users mock Indian politician carried through floods

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Most comments are lighthearted but some accuse Shivraj Singh Chouhan of abusing his position

India's southern city of Chennai grapples with deadly flood aftermath

Dec 05, 2015 - 8:46 PM

Deadly floods in the southern Indian city of Chennai has killed over 250 people

FLOOD. An Indian man carries gas canisters through floodwaters on a street in Chennai on December 4, 2015. Thousands of rescuers are racing to evacuate victims of the Tamil Nadu flooding, which has claimed nearly 300 lives since November 9. AFP PHOTO

Landslides, floods kill 109, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Aug 16, 2014 - 11:44 PM

Torrential monsoon rains in the Himalayan region have displaced thousands of people reviving memories of a deadly deluge in 2013 that killed more than 5 000

Indian residents and security personnel dig through mud following heavy rainfall and landslides in the Pauri district of the state of Uttarakhand on August 15. Photo by AFP/STR

India flood rescue continues despite bad weather, chopper crash

Jun 26, 2013 - 7:24 AM

A rescue helicopter crashed in bad weather killing 8 people including 5 air force personnel and 3 civilians the Defence Ministry said

DISASTER ZONE. A photograph made available on 25 June 2013 showing a general view of the Kedarnath Veally in Uttrakhand after the flash flood on 22 June 2013. EPA/STR

1,000 killed in India floods as rain hampers rescue

Jun 24, 2013 - 6:07 PM

Indian priests were preparing to cremate hundreds of victims of the disaster even as 8 000 mainly pilgrims and tourists were still awaiting rescue

EVACUATIONS. A handout photo provided by the Indian Army on 22 June 2013 shows an Indian army operation to salvage residents across a swollen river in the Kedarnath Valley in Uttarakhand, India, on 21 June 2013. Photo courtesy of the Indian Army/EPA/Handout

Rescuers battle on as Indian monsoon toll nears 600

Jun 22, 2013 - 1:01 AM

More than 200 people have been killed in the disaster after raging rivers swept away houses buildings and even entire villages and destroyed bridges and narrow roads leading to pilgrimage towns

RAVAGED. Fast moving water flows over a Hindu statue during a heavy monsoon rain in Rishikesh town in the Indian state of Uttrakhand on June 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ STR

India races to rescue thousands of flood victims

Jun 21, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Thousands of pilgrims and tourists were sheltering in forests awaiting rescue a week after floods hit India

RELIEF CAMPS. Indian children, who were evacuated due to rising waters, sit outside makeshift shelters on the banks of the Yamuna River in New Delhi on June 21, 2013. Nearly 5,000 people in the city have been evacuated from low-lying areas. AFP / Noah Seelam