Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

Updated: Oct 04, 2019, 15:33 | Saumya Gourisaria
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    The fury of rainfall this year said to be one of the worst monsoon seasons in India in 25 years has caused mass-scale destruction, including loss of lives in several parts of the country. These photos showcase how incessant rainfall has wreaked havoc across the country

    In picture: A man walks in floodwaters from the Ganges river at Sangam as the water level of the Ganges and Yamuna river rose in Allahabad on September 19, 2019.

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  • Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

    In picture: Residents being evacuated from their home to a safer place after floods warnings, on a wooden boat at Kadamakkudi near Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala on August 10, 2019. Floods triggered by rains in August killed over 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands across much of India with the southern state of Kerala worst hit

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  • Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

    In this photograph taken on August 8, 2019, Indian Army personnel rescue people stranded in floodwaters after heavy rains on the outskirts of Sangli in Maharashtra state. Parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala suffered one of the worst floods in recent years due to heavy monsoon rains.

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    This handout photograph taken and released by the Indian Navy on July 27, 2019, shows an aerial view of a stranded Indian train in a flooded area between Badlapur and Vangani following heavy monsoon rains, some 70 kms from Mumbai. Indian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of about 700 people stuck on a train caught in floods near Mumbai on July 27.

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    This photograph taken on July 28 shows a woman walking along a waterlogged corridor at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) following heavy monsoon rains, in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar.

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    An Indian resident looks at the portion of a broken bridge connecting nearby villages, carried away by floods, at Taipu village some 25 kms from Siliguri on July 12, 2019. Floods from monsoon rains in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam killed three people and marooned more than 400,000 in 740 villages, officials said on July 11.

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  • Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

    Commuters ride their bikes along a flooded street after heavy rains in Guwahati on June 14, 2019.

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  • Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

    People board a boat as water levels of Narmada river rise in Jabalpur on September 24, 2019.

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  • Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

    People gather on stairs as they take bath and bring wooden boats among floodwaters after the water level of the Ganges river has risen up in Varanasi on September 15, 2019.

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  • Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

    Rescue personals evacuate families affected by floods at Eloor, in Ernakulam district, in the Indian state of Kerala on August 9, 2019. Floods killed more than 20 people forced the closure of Kochi international airport on August 9 as the south Indian state of Kerala confronted a second straight year of crisis level downpours.

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  • Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

    This handout photograph taken and released by the Indian Navy on July 27, 2019, shows an aerial view of a flooded area following heavy monsoon rains, in Badlapur some 70 kms from Mumbai. Indian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of about 700 people stuck on a train caught in floods near Mumbai on July 27. The Mahalaxmi Express left Mumbai late Friday for Kolhapur but got only 60 kilometres (37 miles) before it became stranded as torrential rain flooded the tracks.

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    State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel rescue a man from the flood-affected area of Bahadurpur following heavy rainfalls in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar on September 30, 2019. At least 100 people have died in northern India over the last three days in unusually heavy late monsoon rains which have submerged streets, hospital wards and houses, officials said on September 30. Dozens of boats were pressed into service on streets overflowing with gushing rainwater in Patna. 

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    A Gujarat police constable waded through knee-deep water for around 800 metres as he successfully rescued children and moved them to a safe and secure place. Pic/Screengrab from Twitter

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  • Monsoon fury: Death and destruction as floods ravage parts of India

    Passengers are rescued on a boat from a train that became stranded in floodwaters between Badlapur and Vangani following heavy monsoon rains, some 60 kms from Mumbai, on July 27, 2019. Indian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of about 700 people stuck on a train caught in floods near Mumbai on July 27.

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    Train passengers rescued in Badlapur and Vangani following heavy monsoon rains, some 60 kms from Mumbai, on July 27, 2019

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Incessant monsoon rains wreaked havoc all over the country including parts of Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. In 2019 India has already received record rainfall, the highest in last 25 years, Mumbai city too broke its 61-year record rainfall record. All pics/AFP

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