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South Asia – 1200 killed by floods

As Storm Harvey dominates headlines, floods are devastating South Asia http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/29/as-storm-harvey-dominates-headlines-floods-are-devastating-south-asia-6887164/  {excellent photos]   

The extreme weather has left around a third of Bangladesh submerged underwater.

People left without proper homes or shelter could be at risk from waterborne diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea and the waters are likely to cause food shortages and malnutrition. Bangladesh have deployed thousands of medical teams, whose main priority is survivors without access to water and sanitary facilities.

While in India, helicopters are being used to rescue stranded survivors, who may have climbed to high points during the floods.

Various flood relief camps have been set up to provide food and shelter.

Indian authorities have also revealed that endangered animals have been killed as water overwhelmed wildlife reserves.

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August 29, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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