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South Asia flood toll tops 270

Overflowing rivers swamped villages in South Asia on Tuesday, leaving millions of residents stranded in their flooded homes and raising the death toll from the annual monsoon rains to 272 people in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. With more rain forecast over the next few days in Bangladesh and India’s northeast, the flood situation was likely to worsen, relief officials said. The rains, which began in mid-June, usually end in September. The hundreds of deaths over the past few weeks have been caused by waterborne diseases, electrocution by downed power lines, collapsed buildings and drowning.Full Story

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