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August 2, 2000 | Associated Press
At least 56 people drowned in a river swollen by heavy rains in the Himalayan mountains Tuesday, a top Indian official said. About 200 houses on steep mountain slopes in the state of Himachal Pradesh were washed away into the Sutlej River after a cloudburst, said Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the state's highest elected representative. An unknown number of people were missing, and many roads and bridges were damaged.
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September 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
Heavy downpours sent rivers over their banks in southern India, killing at least 56 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands, authorities said Wednesday. Helicopters plucked people from danger in parts of Andhra Pradesh state and delivered thousands of tons of food, medicine and blankets to camps for the displaced. Boats rescued hundreds of others.
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August 5, 1987
The worst flooding in recent memory has left nearly a million people homeless in both India and neighboring Bangladesh. Thousands were reported marooned in Bangladesh, and officials were trying to rush food, drinking water and medicine to the victims. Bangladesh reported more than 200 deaths. In northeast India, floods have taken 150 lives and damaged roads and railways, virtually cutting off vast areas from the rest of the country.
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August 5, 2001 | From Associated Press
Torrential rain and floods swept the eastern Indian state of Bihar, claiming at least three lives and marooning thousands Saturday as the army struggled to carry out rescue and relief operations. Four rain-swollen rivers overflowed their banks, washing away mud and thatch houses and inundating fields. People were forced to seek refuge on higher ground or move to schools and government buildings in safer places.
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July 30, 1987 | Associated Press
Monsoon floods killed 10 people in eastern India on Wednesday and inundated most of a national park, threatening hundreds of rare one-horned rhinoceros. The deaths raised the recent monsoon flood toll to about 110 people in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal states.
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November 3, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a million people remained marooned Tuesday in the villages of India's ravaged eastern coast, victims of a massive cyclone that tore through this impoverished region and overwhelmed the government's attempts to provide relief. Survivors clung to the tops of coconut trees. Bodies clogged waterways. Herds of cattle lay dead in filthy water.
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August 5, 2001 | From Associated Press
Torrential rain and floods swept the eastern Indian state of Bihar, claiming at least three lives and marooning thousands Saturday as the army struggled to carry out rescue and relief operations. Four rain-swollen rivers overflowed their banks, washing away mud and thatch houses and inundating fields. People were forced to seek refuge on higher ground or move to schools and government buildings in safer places.
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July 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Soldiers used boats to rescue villagers huddled on rooftops in northern India, where monsoon floods have killed at least 491 people in three weeks and devastated the nation's breadbasket. The floods are said to be the worst in five years in the states of Punjab and Haryana, an area that produces 80% of the nation's food grains such as rice and wheat. At least 310 people have died there.
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May 11, 1990 | Times Wire Services
A cyclone dissipated Thursday as it moved inland after leaving at least 63 people dead, about 5 million others without electricity and submerging more than 100 villages in coastal areas of southeastern India. Officials said the toll is expected to rise once remote areas cut off by the storm become accessible. By evening, wind speeds had dropped from 155 m.p.h. to about 50 m.p.h.
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August 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Torrential rains have triggered flash floods and mudslides in South Asia, leaving about 170 people dead and millions homeless, officials said. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, wedged between India and China, said that at least 11 high-rise buildings in Tala, in the south, had collapsed. The floods also submerged a large part of Kaziranga National Park in India, home to 1,600 one-horned rhinos and hundreds of elephants.
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July 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Floods that have hammered eastern India for a week worsened as more than 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes after torrents of water released from a dam poured into already-flooded coastal plains. Officials said about 7 million people had been hit by the flooding, which has claimed 42 lives and left more than a million marooned since spreading into giant lakes across the state of Orissa earlier this week.
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September 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Torrential rains and floods in eastern India have killed at least 210 people in the last six days and have left nearly 15 million stranded, officials said Saturday. In Vietnam, the death toll from the worst floods to hit the Mekong Delta in decades rose to 94 today, but water levels were expected to peak and then start to recede in the next few days. Most of the 94 people killed in the Mekong Delta floods have been children.
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August 27, 2000 | From Reuters
Under-prepared authorities battled to restore normalcy in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday as flooding from the heaviest rain in nearly 50 years left at least 131 people dead. Ominous, dark clouds hung over the state's capital city of Hyderabad as flood waters receded slowly and residents assessed one of the worst urban disasters in India's recent history.
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August 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Waterborne diseases and flooding caused by seasonal monsoon rains have killed more than 70 people and sickened hundreds in India over the past week, authorities and news reports said. A bus with more than 60 passengers was swept away by the swollen Banas River in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. Only seven people managed to swim to safety, the news agency Press Trust of India quoted police as saying.
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August 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Torrential rains have triggered flash floods and mudslides in South Asia, leaving about 170 people dead and millions homeless, officials said. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, wedged between India and China, said that at least 11 high-rise buildings in Tala, in the south, had collapsed. The floods also submerged a large part of Kaziranga National Park in India, home to 1,600 one-horned rhinos and hundreds of elephants.
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August 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Swirling flood waters of the Brahmaputra River have submerged the homes of more than 2 million people, drowning at least 40 of them in India's remote northeast, officials said. Thirty-five other people have died of encephalitis, dysentery and malaria in Assam state in the past two days, they said. Military helicopters have dropped food, medicine and tents to hundreds of people stranded on rooftops since Thursday.
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August 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 110 people were killed in flash floods that hit a remote Himalayan region in the north, and the toll could rise to as much as 150, a senior police official said. The downpour that began Monday in the state of Himachal Pradesh caused two rivers to overflow their banks. The resulting floods wiped out about a dozen villages and cut off main roads to the area, 150 miles from Chandigarh, the nearest big city. More than 100 people died in a single village, and many more were injured, said B.
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July 22, 1993 | From Associated Press
Turbulent rivers swollen by monsoon rains flooded more areas of India, Bangladesh and Nepal on Wednesday. Nearly 1,000 people have died and 4 million are homeless after weeks of flooding. India, the hardest hit country, had the highest death toll--523. "Nobody has come to our help. We have lived for four days on a tree with no food. The politicians will come only when there are elections," said Harbhajan Kaur, a 65-year-old woman in Punjab state, the worst-hit area.
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August 3, 2000 | Associated Press
Torrential rains in Tibet that sent a river surging over its banks in neighboring India have washed away 1,000 houses and killed at least 107 people, an official said Wednesday. Rescuers, hampered by two days of rain and the loss of their mules in the floods, feared many more bodies would be found in the mountain gorges when the water subsides, officials said. Thirty bridges were damaged by the downpour and flooding along a 180-mile stretch of the Sutlej River, said B. D.
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August 2, 2000 | Associated Press
At least 56 people drowned in a river swollen by heavy rains in the Himalayan mountains Tuesday, a top Indian official said. About 200 houses on steep mountain slopes in the state of Himachal Pradesh were washed away into the Sutlej River after a cloudburst, said Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the state's highest elected representative. An unknown number of people were missing, and many roads and bridges were damaged.
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