Dozens missing, 15 000 rescued after severe flash floods hit pilgrimage site in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dozens missing, 15 000 rescued after severe flash floods hit pilgrimage site in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Some 15 000 people have been airlifted to safety after severe flash floods swept through makeshift camps during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is located at an altitude of 4.1 km (2.5 miles) and is covered with snow most of the year except for the short summer period when it is open to pilgrims.

More than 1.6 million affected after extremely heavy rains hit Gujarat, India

More than 1.6 million affected after extremely heavy rains hit Gujarat, India

Very heavy rains affecting the Indian state of Gujarat over the past few days have caused massive floods in parts of the state, affecting more than 1.6 million people. The flooding affected 1 660 245 people across 44 villages in the districts of Rajkot, Jamnagar,…

Over 350 villages inundated across Uttar Pradesh, India

Over 350 villages inundated across Uttar Pradesh, India

Heavy monsoon rains affecting the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the past couple of days have inundated at least 357 villages across 21 districts, as of August 9, 2021. The worst-affected are the districts of Hamirpur and Jalun in the region of Bundelkhand,…

More than 200 people killed after heavy rains hit Maharashtra, India

More than 200 people killed after heavy rains hit Maharashtra, India

Heavy rains and resulting floods and landslides affecting the Indian state of Maharashtra since July 21 have claimed at least 207 lives and left 11 people missing, the state government said Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The worst-hit district is Raigad, with 95 fatalities…

Heavy rain in Maharashtra breaks 40-year July record, India

Heavy rain in Maharashtra breaks 40-year July record, India

Incessant rain over the last 48 hours has led to devastating floods in parts of Maharashtra, with three districts flooded and two districts facing a flood-like situation. The rains intensified on July 21, making this July the wettest in 40 years. From July 1 to 22,…