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Monsoon rains have have hit India, Pakistan, and Myanmar hard this season. Two trains collided in central India yesterday due to problems with soil under the tracks, killing nearly 30 people. Myanmar officials reported that more than 250,000 people have been affected by the flooding, while in Pakistan, more than 100 lives have been lost

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Monsoon flooding

Monsoon flooding


An Indian flood victim makes his way to a makeshift shelter through flooded street at Kalabagan village 150km north of Calcutta, India, on Aug. 4. At least 215 people have died in floods and a landslide in India over the past week, Eighty-three deaths were reported from the western state of Gujarat and 69 from eastern West Bengal and the worst-affected states were West Bengal, Gujarat and Rajasthan, the Home Ministry said. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


An aerial view shows floodwaters inundating houses and vegetation in Kalay, upper Myanmar's Sagaing region, on Aug. 2. The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to spike, the UN warned August 2, as monsoonal downpours brought misery to thousands across the region. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)


Rescuers work at the site of a train accident, 180 kilometers from Bhopal near Harda district of Mahdya Pradesh, India, on Aug. 5. At least 25 people died when two passenger trains derailed in central India after heavy monsoon rains flooded railway tracks, officials said. Ten coaches from the trains toppled while approaching a small bridge just before midnight. (Sanjeev Gupta/EPA)


Train accident victims are treated at the city hospital at Harda district of Mahdya Pradesh on Aug. 5. (Sanjeev Gupta/EPA)


Myanmar Buddhist monks and a young novice sit together on a bench inside a half-flooded monastery in Nyaung Don township of Ayeyarwaddy Region, Myanmar, on Aug. 5. Myanmar's president declared four regions of the country as disaster zones on July 31. Heavy monsoon rains caused floods around Myanmar with dozens deaths being reported as thousands are fleeing their homes in several regions across the country. In Myanmar the monsoon season starts at the beginning of June and it ends in September. (Lynn Bo Bo/EPA)


Soldiers and rescue workers unload aid from a cargo plane in Sittwe airpot at Sittwe, Rakhine state, on Aug. 5. The United States will announce an aid package for Myanmar to help the Southeast Asian country provide relief for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by floods, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday. More than 250,000 people have been affected and 69 killed by flooding that was triggered last week by monsoon rains, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. (Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)


Myanmar girl sells food in water at downtown area of Yangon, Myanmar, on July 31. Heavy monsoon rains caused floods around Myanmar with dozens deaths being reported as thousands are fleeing their homes in several states and divisions across the country. In Myanmar monsoon starts at the beginning of June and ends in September. (Lynn Bo Bo/EPA)


Girls carry water pots through floodwater at Camp Koruna Akbar in the Pura area of Nowshera District, northwestern Pakistan, on Aug. 5. Flash flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains affected hundreds of thousands of people, according to aid agencies, with further monsoon downpours expected in the coming days. (Fayaz Aziz/Reuters)


A Pakistani resident drinks water from a hand-pump at a flooded area in Nowshera district, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Aug. 3. A spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Agency told AFP that 116 people had died and more than 850,000 people had been affected around the country by this year's monsoon floods. (A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)


Pakistani children carry their belongings after heavy rains flooded their house in Peshawar, Pakistan, on July 27. Heavy monsoon rains lashed an already-deluged northern Pakistan, killing tens of people so far in different parts of the country. (Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press)


Indian villagers wade through floodwaters in Bherampur Block, Murshidabad District, some 220kms north of Kolkata as the remnants of Cyclone Komen carrying heavy monsoon rains cross the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Scores have perished in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam following floods and landslides triggered by heavy seasonal rains. (AFP/Getty Images)


Residents stand in floodwater caused by heavy rainfalls in Peshawar, Pakistan, on July 26. Flash flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains has killed at least 28 in Pakistan and affected hundreds of thousands of people, according to aid agencies, with further downpours expected in the coming days. (Khuram Parvez/Reuters)


A Pakistani shopkeeper carry monitors after his shop was damaged by floodwater in Peshawar, Pakistan, on July 27. (Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press)


An aerial view shows flood-affected residents gathering around a military helicopter to receive food aid at Mrauk U in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Aug. 5.The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to spike, the UN warned Aug. 2, as monsoonal downpours brought misery to thousands across the region. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)


A Pakistani man carries his belongings as he wades through a flooded area in Nowshera district, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Aug. 3. A spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Agency told AFP that 116 people had died and more than 850,000 people had been affected around the country by this year's monsoon floods. (A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)


Indian villagers make their way to a makeshift shelter between flooded streets of Sreerampur village, 150km north of Calcutta, India, on Aug. 4. At least 215 people have died in floods and a landslide in India over the past week. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


Children fetch drinking water at a pump well near their half-submerged residences in Nyaung Tone, Ayeyarwaddy Delta, about 60 miles southwest of Yangon, Myanmar, on Aug 5. Friendly nations and international relief organizations are mobilizing to give disaster assistance to Myanmar, where 69 people have died and another 260,000 been affected by widespread flooding fed by more than a month of heavy monsoon rains and a cyclone. (Khin Maung Win/Associated Press)


Rohingya girls pass in front of a damaged shelter in Rohingya IDP camp outside Sitttwe, Rakhine state on Aug. 4. Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains. (Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)


A view of a flooded road on the banks of river Ganga, pictured after heavy monsoon rains in the northern India caused the rise in water levels, in Allahabad, India, on Aug. 2. Heavy monsoon rains have also caused flooding and fatalities across northern India in recent days. (Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)


Men repair the roof of their home in Mrauk-U township, Rakhine state on Aug. 4. Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains. (Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)


An Indian flood victim waits near a makeshift at Nabadwip railway platform, 130km north of Calcutta, India, on Aug. 4. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


A Pakistani girl sits on remains of her house which is destroyed by floodwater in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Aug. 3. Pakistani authorities said the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to more than 100. Meanwhile, floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless. (Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press)


An Indian man uses his fishing net to catch fish from the flood waters at Ghatal, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Kolkata, India, on Aug. 4. (Bikas Das/Associated Press)


A flood-affected resident swims through floodwaters in Kalay, upper Myanmar's Sagaing region on Aug. 3. Relentless monsoon rains have triggered flash floods and landslides, destroying thousands of houses, farmland, bridges and roads with fast-flowing waters hampering relief efforts. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)


Local villagers search for missing relatives at the site of landslide at Lumle village in Kaski District, Nepal on July 30. Landslides killed at least 28 people in central Nepal triggered by monsoon rains, police said. (Bijay Neupane/EPA)


A rickshaw puller waits for passengers in the streets during a heavy downpour in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Aug. 1. (Abir Abdullah/EPA)


Villagers walk on a railway track that was damaged after heavy monsoon rains near Patdi village in Gujarat, on Aug. 3. Dozens of people have been killed in the flood-like situation caused by torrential monsoon rains in some parts of the western Indian state of Gujarat, local media reported last week. (Amit Dave/Reuters)


Myanmar rescue workers assist victims with their cattle to flee flooded areas near Thayet township of Magway Region, Myanmar, on Aug. 1. Myanmar president declared four regions (Sagaing, Magway Regions and Rakhine, Chin States) as disaster zones on July 31. Heavy monsoon rains caused floods around Myanmar with dozens deaths being reported as thousands are fleeing their homes in several regions across the country. In Myanmar monsoon starts at the beginning of June and ends in September. (Paukkalay Thayet/EPA)


Indian commuters wade through a flooded street in Prafulla Nagar, some 120km north of Calcutta, India, on Aug. 3. More than 100 people have been killed, most of them in India's eastern states, during heavy rains and floods over the past week and more than four million people in 10,000 villages were affected in the states of West Bengal, Orissa, and Manipur after cyclone Komen struck the region. Forty-eight people were killed in the worst-hit Bengal region, where 214,000 people had taken shelter in relief camps, Home Ministry officials said. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


An Indian villager holds fish after catching them from a flooded street in Prafulla Nagar, some 120km north of Calcutta, India, on Aug. 3. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


A Hindu holy man gets into a boat after the hut where he lives was surrounded by flood waters of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. The Ganges, one of India’s largest rivers is flooded following monsoon rains. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press)


Raju Sikder (left) uses a hand pump for drinking water between flooded water at Suvasgram village far south of Calcutta, India, on July 31. The weather department has warned about Cyclone Komen and heavy rain in the next couple of days in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. Nearly four hundred thousand people are already affected by floods in five districts of Odisha and more rain in the region is likely to add to the woes. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


An Indian fish vendor (center) closes his rain suit while standing in flood water at a local fish market during continuous rain shower in Calcutta, India, on Aug. 1. A tropical depression continued after Cyclone Komen and heavy rainfalls in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. Nearly 400,000 people are reported to already be affected by the floods in five districts of Odisha and more rain in the region is likely to add to the woes. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


An Indian woman (center) washes utensils with logged flooded water after heavy rain at Sonarpur village far south of Calcutta, India, on July 27. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


Indian street vendor Vijay adjusts his display of umbrellas and paddling pools for sale on a roadside in Amritsar on July 29. Umbrellas are in heavy demand during the monsoon season. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)


A bicycle seen between flooded water at Suvasgram village far south of Calcutta, India, on July 31. The weather department has warned about Cyclone Komen and heavy rain in the next couple of days in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. Nearly four hundred thousand people are already affected by floods in five districts of Odisha and more rain in the region is likely to add to the woes. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)


Stranded passengers of a bus wait to be rescued from the flood-affected area of Patan district in Gujarat, India, on July 29. At least 26 people have been killed in the flood like situation caused by torrential monsoon rains in some parts of the western Indian state of Gujarat, local media reported on Thursday. (India's Ministry of Defence via Reuters)


A resident rests in a boat next to floodwaters in Kalay, upper Myanmar's Sagaing region on Aug. 3. Relentless monsoon rains have triggered flash floods and landslides, destroying thousands of houses, farmland, bridges and roads with fast-flowing waters hampering relief efforts. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)


Indian children of boatmen sit on the top of submerged restroom facilities to jump into the flooded Ganges river in Allahabad on July 31. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)


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