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    India monsoon floods kill more than 200

    Monsoon rains kill hundreds of people across the country every year The death toll from India’s monsoon floods climbed to 202 on Tuesday as heavy rainfall kept pounding coastal regions in the west and south. Authorities have already moved more than 1.2 million people to relief camps. The southern tourist hotspot of Kerala, which was hit by its worst floods in almost a century last year leaving 450 dead, was once again bearing the brunt of monsoon downpours. “The death toll in the state has increased to 88… and there are still at least 40 people missing,” Pramod Kumar, Kerala police spokesman, told AFP. More than 250,000 people across the…

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    Floods kill at least 28 in southern India, displace thousands

    By Gopakumar Warrier and Rajendra Jadhav BENGALURU/MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) – At least 28 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday. More than 64,000 people were evacuated and Cochin International Airport, the busiest airport in a state popular with tourists, was closed. The airport, which is located along the banks of the Periyar river, will be shut until at least 1500 IST (0930 GMT) on Sunday, although the Indian Navy has opened an airfield at a naval base for use by commercial flights, officials said. Seasonal monsoon rains from June…

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    Indian state halts trains to keep migrant workers on the job

    By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India, May 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An Indian state on Wednesday halted trains taking stranded migrant labourers home so that work on construction sites could restart, a move widely condemned as amounting to forced labour. Authorities Famous beaches in karnataka the relatively prosperous southern state of Karnataka cancelled 10 trains for migrant workers as the chief minister appealed to them to stay, saying construction projects halted due to a coronavirus lockdown would resume. Many of India’s estimated 100 million migrant workers were left stranded with no food, shelter or income when the government imposed the world’s biggest lockdown to try to stop the spread of…

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