- Title: INDIA: At least 90,000 homeless due to India floods
- Date: 18th August 2014
- Summary: VIDEO QUALITY AS INCOMING PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 SITAPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (AUGUST 18, 2014) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN BOAT IN FLOOD WATERS PEOPLE ON THATCHED ROOF OF A HUT MAN WALKING THROUGH FLOODED WATERS WOMAN SITTING ON A COT PEOPLE SITTING ON ROOF MAN WALKING THROUGH FLOODED WATERS FLOOD WATERS GUSHING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) DISTRICT LEVEL OFFICER, SARVESH DIKSHIT, SAYING: "The information that we have about the three districts, around 90,000 people have been affected, around 40 villages have been marooned by the floods, 194 houses have been washed away and 1,600 hectares of farmland has been affected by it." HUTS SUBMERGED IN FLOOD WATER COWS WALKING IN WATER ALONGSIDE VILLAGERS IN BOAT PEOPLE WATCHING FLOOD WATERS VEHICLE ON FLOODED STREET PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH FLOOD WATERS
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- Location: India
- Country: India
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes,Environment
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- Story Text: Floods triggered by heavy rains in India's northern Uttar Pradesh province render at least 90,000 people homeless.
At least 90,000 people have become homeless due to floods caused by heavy rains in India's northern Uttar Pradesh province, an official said on Monday (August 18).
Monsoon rains have hit various districts of northern India and wreaked havoc. A forecast for more rain has prompted fresh flood warning.
Sitapur district has been put on high alert and helicopters have been pressed into service to rescue people.
Nearly 1,500 villages in Uttar Pradesh have been inundated. At least 28 people have died.
District level officer, Sarvesh Dikshit, said tens of thousands had been made homeless in three districts alone.
"The information that we have about the three districts, around 90,000 people have been affected, around 40 villages have been marooned by the floods, 194 houses have been washed away and 1600 hectares of farmland has been affected by it," he said.
Thousands more were marooned in villages across nine districts of Uttar Pradesh, where the release of water from overflowing dams in neighbouring Nepal has added to the impact of the downpours.
The latest rains have caused landslides and floods in many parts of India and Nepal, where at least 90 people have been killed since Thursday.
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