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October 6, 2009
Severe floods ravage South Indian state of Karnataka

Devastating floods, said to be the worst in over 100 years, have swept across southern India.

In the state of Karnataka, the death toll has passed 200 while in neighboring Andhra Pradesh, more than 50 people have died. The floods have also severely affected the western state of Maharashtra.

Overflowing rivers have broken banks and inundated large areas that had been suffering from a severe drought until a few weeks ago. More than 800,000 people have become homeless thus far.

Prerna Suri of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English reports from South India.

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