Scores killed in India floods

  • 23/08/2016
India flooding
India flooding

At least 40 people are dead and hundreds of thousands have been evacuated after floods ravaged central and eastern India.

Days of heavy rain caused the Ganges and other rivers to rise above danger levels.

Those who couldn't escape in time have been taking shelter on the roofs of submerged houses.

Floods occur in many parts of India during the monsoon season, which runs from June through September.