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Death Toll from South Asia's Monsoon Floods Tops 2,000


The death toll from South Asia's monsoon floods has risen above 2000, and torrential rains continue to pound several parts of the region.

Floods have affected an estimated 30 million people in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan since the start of the monsoon season in June.

At least 10 people were killed Monday in northern Pakistan when heavy rains caused landslides to cover their homes.

In the Indian state of Bihar Sunday, a man died and at least four others were injured during a riot by several hundred flood victims upset by the lack of aid.

The violence came as the state government announced it was scaling back flood relief efforts and ending airdrops of supplies.

Last week, the United Nations warned of disease outbreaks in the region as rescue workers struggled to deliver food and water to millions of people displaced by floods.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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