Toddlers among six killed as monsoon rains lash Indian city

Heavy rain flooding paralyse India's financial hub

India, Nepal and Bangladesh all suffer frequent flooding during the monsoon rains, which begin in June and last till September or October.

He told Crux dozens of people visited the facility.

At least 1,200 people have been killed and millions have been left homeless following devastating floods that have hit South Asia in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years.

Days of intense monsoon downpours have deluged India's financial hub of more than 20 million people, paralyzing crucial local train services and leaving commuters to wade through swirling waist-high waters.

"Throughout the night people continued to come for shelter and food....it continues to remain open. offering shelter and food", said Father Fitzgerald Fernandes, the director of the Diocesan Pastoral Center.


While the devastation of flooding in and around Houston continues, a different kind of flooding is taking place in Asia. "In Nepal and Bangladesh, the government simply doesn't have the resources".

"Many flood survivors have lost everything: their homes, their possessions, their crops", Christa Rader, WFP's Bangladesh country director, said in a statement. The resulting floods brought the city's transportation systems to a standstill.

Electricity, water supply, communications networks and public transport were totally shut down during the 2005 catastrophe, which was blamed on unplanned development and poor drainage in the western city.

The east Indian state of Bihar has been particularly hard hit, with more than 500 people killed this monsoon season. The majority of deaths occurred in shanty town slums, home to more than half of Mumbai's population.

"Unabated construction on flood plains and coastal areas, as well as storm-water drains and waterways clogged by plastic garbage, has made the city increasingly vulnerable to storms". Officials have asked that cars outside the city to turn back instead of driving toward the center because waterlogged roads back up traffic and create perilous conditions.

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