Reuters AlertNet 2006/08/11
More than 350 people have been killed and around 4.5 million people forced to leave their homes across at least five Indian states since the weekend after rivers overflowed and authorities were forced to release water from brimming dams.
Heavy flooding in the western Indian city of Surat, the country\\\'s gem-cutting and polishing hub, has badly hit the diamond industry with traders predicting it may take weeks to return to normal.
Reueters News 2006/08/09
Swollen rivers swamped thousands of villages and towns across India\'s south and west on Wednesday, forcing 4.5 million from their homes as rescuers struggled to bring them food and drinking water
Floods maroon hundreds of thousands.
Nearly 300 dead in parts of India and Pakistan; villages submerged.
Reueters News 2006/08/06
In southern Andhra Pradesh the death toll from three days of monsoon storms rose to 80, officials said, as 18 people drowned, were electrocuted or killed as houses collapsed overnight.
Reueters News 2006/08/04
Forty deaths have been reported from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh since Wednesday while two people were killed in neighbouring Orissa on Friday in flash floods.