India: Floods - Jul 1999
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- Salvation Army: India: Floods in Kerala. 26 Jul 1999
- CARE: Care assists flood victims in India: Food, shelter and medical supplies are most urgently needed. 26 Jul 1999
- Oxfam: OXFAM Emergencies Bulletin Dec 1999 Asia. 8 Dec 1999
- DPA: 367 killed in Indian monsoon rains, normal life disrupted. 29 Jul 1999
- OCHA: India - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 2. 13 Aug 1999
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Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0111
India - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Monsoon rains have left hundreds dead and millions homeless as floods and landslides wreak havoc across Asia.
China and India have been worst hit, but Vietnam, the Korean peninsula and Bangladesh have also been badly affected.
More than three-hundred people have already been killed in China in flooding along the Yangtze river.
In India, the death toll has risen above the three-hundred mark, including 135 in the eastern state of Bihar alone.
At least 30 South Koreans are feared dead in the monsoon rains, among them 13 people buried in mudslides.
In Vietnam, the death toll in …
New Delhi (dpa) - The death toll due to floods, landslides and house collapses triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India rose to 367 Thursday as new areas came under flooded rivers in eastern and northern india, reports said.
The situation took a turn for the worse in the eastern state of Bihar, where 147 monsoon-related deaths were reported. The rivers in the state breached their embankments in many places, flooding vast areas.
The swollen rivers in the state are also menacing parts of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
NEW DELHI (July 28) XINHUA - Heavy rains continued to hit several parts of India Wednesday, worsening the flood situation in Bihar and bringing the death toll in the current spell of monsoon to 307.
Six more deaths were reported from flood-hit Bihar and three people were killed in house collapse in Andra Pradesh, the Press Trust of India said.
Heavy rains also hampered operations at Orissa's Paradip port, where low lying areas have been submerged.
Adjoining residential areas were also under water, forcing inhabitants to move to safer places as some 100 houses had collapsed.
In the India South Western Territory the monsoon season has come earlier than usual with constantly heavy rain, day and night which has created a very serious situation.
July 26, 1999 -- In response to torrential rains and deadly flooding in northeastern India's Bihar State, CARE plans to provide food and emergency relief supplies to 80,000 families in the affected villages. Early monsoons and record rainfall have caused Bihar's major rivers to overflow their banks, causing at least 55 deaths and affecting more than 3.8 million people in 13 districts.
NEW DELHI (July 21) XINHUA - Eight more people were killed Wednesday as heavy rains lashed various parts of India worsening the situation in the flood-hit areas in the northeast state of Assam where the swelling rivers inundated over 800 villages.
The Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that the toll in the current rains and floods had crossed 200 over the country.
The situation was critical in Assam with rising waters of river Brahmaputra and its tributaries affecting 300,000 people in some 800 villages of 10 districts.
OCHA/GVA - 99/0087
India - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 1