Monsoon rains have have hit India, Pakistan, and Myanmar hard this season. Two trains collided in central India yesterday due to problems with soil under the tracks, killing nearly 30 people. Myanmar officials reported that more than 250,000 people have been affected by the flooding, while in Pakistan, more than 100 lives have been lost.
By Lloyd Young
An Indian flood victim makes his way to a makeshift shelter through flooded street at Kalabagan village 150km north of Calcutta, India, on Aug. 4. At least 215 people have died in floods and a landslide in India over the past week, Eighty-three deaths were reported from the western state of Gujarat and 69 from eastern West Bengal and the worst-affected states were West Bengal, Gujarat and Rajasthan, the Home Ministry said.