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Monster Flood Claims Lives of Over 1,000 People in South Asia

Torrential rains in South Asia gave way to a monster flood which have already claimed the lives of over 1,000 people.

Thousands of residences have been destroyed by landslides and a rising number of people are suffering from food shortages in what’s deemed as the region’s “worst flooding in decades.”

The growing amount of those affected by the massive flood have reached a whopping 41 million people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. According to BuzzFeed, the enormous flood has killed almost 1,200 people while landslides and heavy rain continue to damage the affected countries.

The aftermath left millions of people without shelter as the flood turned what’s left of their homes into debris and dilapidated structures. In addition to food shortages, many diseases stemming from the disaster have left local residents with a high rate of malnutrition.

The effects of the flood are certainly taking its toll in Mumbai as residents show the dire state of their streets overflowing with knee-deep water. A number of citizens turned to social media as reprieve from the disaster and as a means to share the tumultuous aftermath of the flood to the rest of the world.

Despite numerous residents being in a state of turmoil, there were people who decided to look at the bright side of things, while others were more thankful than feel downtrodden.

South Asia’s disastrous aftermath happened at the same time as Tropical Storm Harvey made its landfall in Texas and poured torrential rains.

According to The Guardian, the tropical storm left Houston residents susceptible to the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases, venomous snakes and even gastrointestinal infections stemming from ruptured sewage systems. This just goes to show that when Mother Nature strikes, the results are going to be disastrous regardless of which part of the world is afflicted.

Feature Image via Twitter / RahulPatSpeaks


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