14th December 12:42 PM
At least 95 killed by monsoon flooding in India
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 11/08/2019
India is affected by seasonal monsoon rains between June and September [Photo:BBC]

At least 95 people have been killed by monsoon flooding in southern and western India, while hundreds of thousands have been evacuated from their homes, according to reports.

BBC reports more than 40 of those killed were in the south‑western state of Kerala.

The flooding and landslides caused by the heavy seasonal rainfall have left some areas cut off.

Officials have called on those affected to try to seek shelter on higher ground.

India is affected by monsoon rains between June and September.

With the rains predicted to continue there in the coming days, the military is attempting to airlift food to stranded villages.

Last year, more than 200 people were killed in Kerala in what was described as the state's worst flooding in 100 years.



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