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Monday, August 09, 2004

IHT: Death toll in South Asia floods tops 2,000

IHT: Death toll in South Asia floods tops 2,000: "Death toll in South Asia floods tops 2,000
The Associated Press
Monday, August 9, 2004

NEW DELHI Thirty-nine bodies were found floating in receding floodwaters and four children died in a house collapse in India, officials said Monday, as the death toll from monsoon rains this season across South Asia passed 2,000.

The toll already is well above that of last year, when 1,500 people were killed during a monsoon that extended to mid-October. The monsoon usually runs from June through September.

At least 1,195 people have died in India, 694 in Bangladesh, 124 in Nepal and five in Pakistan, bringing the toll to 2,018, according to figures supplied by the authorities in each country and compiled by The Associated Press."

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