At least 49 victims were killed in heavy rains in India and a Hindu temple collapsed | outside

Heavy rains killed at least 49 people in northern India over the past weekend. This is reflected in New Balance. There are also dozens missing.

During the monsoon season, India always faces floods and landslides that often cause severe damage. According to scientists, monsoon rains are becoming more intense due to climate change.

Hindu temple

The northern state of Himachal Pradesh currently pays the highest toll. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sokho said 41 dead had been found in the last 24 hours. Nine of them were killed when a Hindu temple collapsed in the capital, Shimla. “The local authorities are trying to clear the rubble to provide assistance to those who may still be trapped,” he said.

In the neighboring state of Uttarakhand, emergency services are busy freeing victims. At least eight people were unable to get help.


Elsewhere in South Asia, near the town of Hpakant in northern Myanmar, 25 people are missing after a landslide hit a jade mine. Continuous torrential rains have also caused flooding in large parts of Myanmar in recent days.

Monsoons account for about 80 percent of the annual rainfall in South Asia. They are vital to river levels, groundwater recharge, and agriculture.

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