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25 people died in floods in India

25 people died in floods in India

Photo: Latin Press.

Floods and landslides have claimed 25 lives as of Saturday morning in three states in northeastern India: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

According to the data provided by the Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Four people, including two children, drowned on Friday.

The death toll from the disaster has risen to nine in this areaFive people have died in a series of landslides since May 14.

In Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, the body of a woman was found in an area of ​​landslides.

This is the eighth victim of so many such cases reported across the city that the chief minister of that Indian state, Bima Khandu, has asked people to move out of high-risk areas.

Three people were killed by floods and landslides in Meghalaya.

About 712,000 people were affected by the floods So far, nearly 75,000 have been moved to 234 relief camps.

The ASDMA report stated that at least 20 dams have been breached in Assam and have been washed away by flood waters or many bridges have been damaged.

Several roads have collapsed or become unusable for cars, while 43,000 homes have been completely or partially damaged in more than 2,000 villages that have been flooded.

(with information from Prensa Latina)

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