Flooding strands a million people in India

Rescue workers are trying to get aid to over 1 million people who are stranded after flooding in northern India.

Torrential rains caused massive flooding in Bahir state last week, and authorities are having a hard time reaching people because the storms washed away roads and made railway lines impassable.

Flooding isn’t new for India, the monsoon season which lasts from June to September brings needed rain to the region’s farms, but it also causes mudslides, collapsing houses and lightning strikes.

This year's monsoon has killed more than 330 people in India so far. Last year, the floods killed more than 2,200 people across South Asia and left 31 million others homeless or short of food.

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