South Asia Floods Leave Over 1,000 People Dead-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While we've remained consumed on HurricaneHarvey and its affects, areas in South Asia have suffered their own catastrophic floods leaving over a 1,000 people dead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ More than 8,000 miles away in South Asia, a heavy monsoon rained over the last several weeks leaving many dead across India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Reports say that over 41 million people have been affected by the direct impact of the rain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In already deeply impoverished rural areas, homes have been completely wiped away by landslides and the rising waters. People were forced to use elephants to rescue trapped tourists and residents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The most recent city hit is Mumbai, the financial center of India, parts of which are under several feet of water. On Thursday, a building collapsed due to the heavy rain, leaving 21 people dead and more than a dozen others trapped under the building. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Police, rescue workers, and residents were able to pull 13 people out of the rubble but are still searching for others who are buried underneath.
found @ 6991 likes ON 2017-08-31 23:46:56 BY ME.ME