India Floods Displace Millions

For two weeks, heavy rains have deluged the north and east regions of India, killing at least 80 people and displacing 2 million. Scores have drowned; others died from snakebites or collapsed walls. Ten went missing when their boat overturned. “Many of them died in their sleep,” said an official in Jaunpur, one of the hardest-hit areas. As waters rise—the rains are expected to keep up for two more days, complicating rescue efforts—hundreds of thousands have been forced to climb trees or up onto rooftops. The Indian Air Force has been called in to help.