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More than 800 people have been killed and 24 million affected following widespread floods across south Asia.

The about 5,000 persons displaced in deadly mudslides and floods that hit Sierra Leone a week ago, will be given temporary shelter in 48 hours according to head of the disaster response outfit.

As news reports pour in, over 1.26 crore people in 20 districts of Bihar are affected by the floods. The surging floodwaters have already killed 253 people.

PATNA/LUCKNOW: The death toll in Bihar floods has crossed the 300 mark with 51 people losing their lives since Sunday. The figure of flood fatalities stood at 253 till Sunday.

In some places, there was two and a half feet of water. Many residents watched helplessly as water entered their homes in almost all phases of Mohali, which was the worst hit in the Tricity.

PATNA: With 51 fresh deaths in seven of the 20 affected districts in the last 24 hours, the flood toll in the state rose to 253 on Sunday.

Flood kills one, displaces 2,000 people in Katsina – OfficialFlood kills one, displaces 2,000 people in Katsina – Official

Millions of people in Ethiopia require “immediate life-saving intervention” after a severe drought and major flash floods have devastated livestock and crops, the United Nations has warned.

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week’s devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city’s chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search for hundreds of others missing..

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