Devastating seasonal monsoon rains, flooding and landslides in South Asia have killed more than 1,200 and affected almost 41 million across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh. At least 1000 have been displaced due to the flood situation in South Asia.
Many recalled the 2005 floods in and around the city, which killed more than 500 people.More news: Nigeria Confirms Its 5 Pilgrims To Mecca Have Died
The death toll is rising at a steady rate and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have raised concerns of diseases like dengue, malaria along with worries of food insecurity in the countries. In Uttar Pradesh, 2.5 million have been affected and 109 have died.
Some roads have been hit by waist-deep flooding.
When the Times asked Markus how the situation in Nepal compares to flooding in Houston, he said: "We hope people won't overlook the desperate needs of the people here because of the disasters closer home".More news: Left-wing MSPs rule out Scottish Labour leadership bid after Kezia Dugdale quits
A spell of incessant rain on Tuesday flooded several low-lying areas and paralysed train services in India's financial capital of Mumbai, officials said. Elephants were used to rescue people and bamboo boats and rafts were also used for disaster management.
Footage from one train station showed dozens of people standing on platforms as water gushed on to the tracks.
The floods, said to be the worst in 40 years in the region, have killed 140, destroying 700,000 homes.More news: Look Out, Sonos: Amazon Echos Now Offer Whole-Home Audio
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