Heavy monsoon damaged the south asian countries! - 20 July 2020

July 20, 2020

Heavy monsoon rainfall has triggered severe flooding affecting millions across parts of South Asia.  At least 71 people have died in floods that have submerged Assam, in India’s northeast, since June. Authorities are also reporting flooding in states like Bihar and Chhattisgarh in the east, and Kerala and Karnataka in the south. Waters are rising in parts of Bangladesh, where the coronavirus has reduced aid access and relief, and dozens have been killed in a series of landslides in Nepal. The department of Nepal has said the monsoonal trough will move slowly across the country and will last till at least Friday 24. July. Climate change is making extreme weather more frequent and intense, and the pandemic adds more volatility to monsoon risks this year.