• Friday, May 20, 2022

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25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120 say officials

Modi urges people across his home state to remain resilient as floods cause more devastation across India.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The bodies of 25 people, including 17 members of a single family, were pulled from the mud Wednesday (26) as the death toll from major flooding in India climbed towards 120, an official said. Authorities found the bodies in two villages in hard-hit Banaskantha district, Gujarat, as floodwaters receded, said assistant superintendent of police Aksharaj Makwana. “In all 25 bodies were fished out from two villages on the bank of Banas river,” he said. Local police said earlier 17 of the dead found in Kharia village were from one family. A senior Gujarati government official, Pankaj Kumar, said 2655 stranded villagers had…

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