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Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly four million people, at least 189 dead

Monsoon floods in India, Nepal displace 4 million

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Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have displaced millions in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Nearly 200 people are reported to be dead and many are still missing.  About 4 million people have been displaced in South Asia due to flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains.

At least 189 people have died and dozens are missing in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said.  In the northeastern Indian state of Assam, over 2.75 million people have been displaced by three waves of floods since May, according to a state government official.  “The flood situation remains critical with most of the rivers flowing menacingly above the danger mark,” Assam water resources Minister Keshab Mahanta told Reuters. Some 79 people have died in the state…

 

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Followmont Transport CEO, Mark Tobin, has reflected on the last financial year with reference to business resilience and strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tobin said via LinkedIn that even though Followmont managed to remain consistent throughout the COVID-19 outbreak as an essential service provider, the transport and logistics business still had its challenges and learnings.  His motivation for sharing these insights is to strengthen community, to move forward and to pave the way for recovery.

Followmont’s senior leadership team committed to a clear strategy where communication and transparency with its people was identified as the most important factor. “Our people came first, although they had job security through Followmont, it did not necessarily mean the same for those close to them in their personal lives,” said Tobin.  “So, we focused on letting them know we were there to support them at every step beyond the office environment and that the care factor was there and will remain that way…

 

Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly four million people, at least 189 dead

Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday. The overflowing Brahmaputra River, which flows through China’s Tibet, India and Bangladesh, has damaged crops and triggered mudslides, displacing millions of people, officials said.

More than 2.75 million people in Assam have been displaced by three waves of floods since late May that has claimed 79 lives after two more deaths were reported overnight, a state government official said.

“The flood situation remains critical with most of the rivers flowing menacingly above the danger mark,” Assam water resources Minister Keshab Mahanta told Reuters.

Assam is facing the twin challenge of combating floods and the coronavirus pandemic. Out of 33 districts, 25 remained affected after the current wave of flooding, beginning a fortnight ago…

 

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