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India: Flood: 2005/11/25 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/11/25
Country or District India
Event Type Flood
Outline At least 75 people were killed and 53 injured when rising floodwaters reportedly swept two crowded buses away on 25 November in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to Indian media and authorities.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Floods after days of heavy rains have forced officials to evacuate about 175,000 people from their homes in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

BBC News 2005/12/04
More than 70,000 people have been moved to safer areas in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu following heavy monsoon rains. Much of the state capital, Madras, is under water after flooding. No casualties have been reported.

BBC News 2005/11/28
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced five billion rupees (about $108m) of relief aid for flood-hit areas of Tamil Nadu state. A federal team has also been sent to assess flood damage in 15 districts of the state, an official statement said.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/11/26
At least 79 people died in two separate overnight bus accidents in the rain-ravaged southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, officials said on Saturday. In one incident, at least 49 bodies were fished out from a flooded stream in Perumalkoil village in Thanjavur district, about 300 kms (185 miles) south of state capital Chennai, formerly known as Madras.

CNN NEWS 2005/11/27
India: 75 die in bus flood tragedy