More than 200 killed, 1.2 million displaced by India floods
Written by Millennium on August 14, 2019
Heavy rains in parts of four Indian states – Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat – have forced more than 1.2 million people to leave their homes and take shelter in government-run relief camps.
In Karnataka, several structures at the world heritage site Hampi, an ancient town, were flooded.
Last year, Kerala was hit by its worst floods in almost a century, and is still recovering from the extensive loss of life and damage to public infrastructure including highways, railways and roads.
Around 450 people lost their lives there in 2018.