In India, at the least 48 folks have died since June 14, after heavy rains battered the northeastern state of Assam, in line with its catastrophe administration authority, triggering landslides and inflicting river banks to swell. Greater than 5.5 million folks have been affected within the state alone, the authority added.
Assam’s Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Tuesday visited one of many 1,687 reduction camps, housing greater than 260,000 displaced folks within the state.
Within the close by state of Meghalaya, at the least 25 folks have died since June 9, with 11 nonetheless lacking and 22 extra injured, in line with state officers.
Video broadcast on native tv confirmed folks in affected cities wading waist deep in muddy water and streets become rivers, with automobiles submerged underwater.
In neighboring Bangladesh, flooding-related incidents, together with electrocutions and landslides, have killed at the least 22 folks, in line with officers.
As many as 4 million folks, together with 1.6 million kids, have been stranded by the flash floods, in line with UNICEF.
“Youngsters want secure ingesting water proper now. Stopping lethal waterborne illnesses is one in all a number of crucial considerations,” Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Consultant to Bangladesh, mentioned in a press release Monday.
The downpour has prompted catastrophic flooding within the northeastern Sylhet area, native officers mentioned.
“The flooding is the worst in 122 years within the Sylhet area,” Atiqul Haque, Director Basic of Bangladesh’s Division of Catastrophe Administration, advised Reuters on Monday.
Well being services have been inundated in Sylhet, whereas kids had been at heightened threat of drowning, in line with UNICEF.
Greater than 36,000 kids have sought refuge in overcrowded shelters, along with their households, UNICEF mentioned.
Faculties have been pressured to shut and exams have been canceled, additional impacting their schooling following months of closures as a result of coronavirus pandemic, it added.
CNN’s Esha Mitra contributed reporting.