Indian monsoon flood kills 184 people


Indian authorities have moved around one million people into emergency camps in recent days as the death toll from monsoon floods has jumped to at least 184.

The southern state of Kerala, a tourist haven known for its beaches, hill resorts and backwaters, has been the worst hit region for the second consecutive year.

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“At least 76 people have died, 58 are missing and another 32 have received injuries,” Pramod Kumar, Kerala police spokesman, said.

At least 42 people have also lost their lives in neighbouring Karnataka state, which has seen some of its worst flooding of recent years.

Many endangered citizens have been moved to safe camps.

-Noah Harte