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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. Wikipedia

Capital: New Delhi Trending

President: Ram Nath Kovind

Population: 1.366 billion (2019) World Bank

Prime minister: Narendra Modi

Gross domestic product: 2.869 trillion USD (2019) World Bank

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India - Landslide and bridge collapse

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Heavy rainfall has affected the northern Himalayan States of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, leading to casualties and significant damage. On 23 August, a landslide in Himachal Pradesh resulted in over 10 deaths, stranding 82 and damaging 121 houses. In Kullu district, multiple buildings collapsed.

Over the past month, floods and landslides in Himachal destroyed over 2,000 houses, damaged over 10,000 houses, and directly impacted 500,000 people, with 3 million affected indirectly. The Indian Meteorological Department warned of continued heavy rainfall in parts of Himachal and Uttarakhand.

Meanwhile, in Mizoram State, an under-construction railway bridge platform collapsed on 23 August, killing 26 workers and injuring two. Rescue operations are ongoing, with government compensation announced for victims' families.

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Humanitarian Impact
  3,000,000
      Affected Persons
  500,000
        Displaced Persons
    11999
          Damaged Homes

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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