Sunday, August 10, 2008

India monsoon rains kill dozens

A view of houses immersed in flood water due to heavy rains in Hyderabad, India

Heavy monsoon rains in southern India have destroyed houses and flooded parts of Andhra Pradesh, killing at least 40 people over the weekend, officials say.

Floods swamped the state's capital, Hyderabad where 14 people were killed, when they were crushed by the collapsing roofs of their homes.

More than 150,000 people have been moved to makeshift camps in the state's coastal belt, reports say.

Monsoon season generally lasts from June to September.

This year it has killed some 100 people, mostly in the country's east and north-east.

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