Floods in southern India kill at least 17 people | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Continued heavy rain has caused another round of large-scale flooding in southern India, leaving at least 17 people dead and tens of others missing.

Authorities in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh say torrential rain that has been falling since Thursday has caused major floods in several parts of the region.

Footage shows busses inundated to their roofs and military helicopters rescuing people stranded on the roofs of their vehicles.

The rain has also destroyed many homes in the state.
Search efforts are underway for the missing.

Floods and mudslides triggered by recent heavy rain have caused major damage to India and neighboring Nepal. More than 100 people died in the disasters last month.

Experts cite the impact of climate change as a factor behind the heavy downpours.


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