Hundreds of thousands of people have been housed in relief camps across various states in northeastern India following the seasonal monsoon rains. Disaster management department officials say heavy flooding in Bihar has killed more than 500 people.
Three days of relentless rains have sparked flash floods and landslides in large parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh, killing at least 173. Officials warn the toll could rise with more rain forecast in the coming days.
Months of flooding in six Indian states have caused huge economic losses and heaped misery on the millions of people. Now, the country's preparedness for natural disasters is being questioned. Murali Krishnan reports.
More than 16 million people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have been impacted by the worst flooding to hit South Asia in many years. Aid agencies are warning of hunger, disease and more deaths.
Flash floods and landslides in northern India and Nepal have already claimed more lives than last year's monsoon season. In India, two packed tourist buses were swept away into a ravine by a sudden mudslide.
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