News > Monsoon flooding inundates 200 villages in north India and Nepal
Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rainfall has affected nearly 200 villages in northern India and Nepal. More than 21 people have been killed in India and 90 in Nepal, with thousands homeless due to the floods and landslides.
India's annual rains have increased since early August following the driest June-September monsoon season in five years. Initial fears of a widespread drought have now subsided for the world's second-biggest sugar producing nation, however there are now new concerns about the effect of water-logging on sugar cane plantations.
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