FOOD RIOTS ,2 MILLION DISPLACED, AND 250,000 HOMES DESTROYED IN EAST INDIA
SEPT 3 2008
THESES DISASTER ARE THE WORK OF THE U.S. WEATHER WEAPON HAARP
Food riots erupted yesterday in eastern India, where more than 2 million people have been forced from their homes and about 250,000 houses destroyed in what officials say are the worst floods in 50 years.
One person was killed in Madhepura district when angry villagers fought among themselves over limited supplies of food and medicines at overcrowded relief centres.
The Kosi river in Bihar, one of India's poorest states, smashed through mud embankments and changed course last week, unleashing huge walls of water that inundated hundreds of villages and towns. The floods have since killed nearly 50 people in Bihar.
Stranded villagers waved at passing helicopters and sent text messages to local authorities from rooftops of flooded buildings.
"Time is running out for me and there is no relief in sight and I have not eaten for days," a message from Sanjeev Kumar read.
Torrential rains have killed more than 1,000 people in South Asia since the monsoon began in June, mainly in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where 725 people have lost their lives. Other deaths were reported from Nepal and Bangladesh.
Some experts blamed the floods on heavier monsoon rains caused by global warming, while others said authorities have failed to take preventive measures and improve infrastructure.
Officials said flood victims had looted grain at some places in Bihar. Others ran for miles under helicopters that were dropping food packets. One boy was killed and about 30 people were injured in Supaul district when food packets fell on them.
"We have enough stock of food grains but the problem is that we have limited means of transport to supply them among the villagers," said Rajesh Kumar Gupta, a government official in Madhepura.
Those displaced by the floods are not expected to be able to return home for another two or three months, when the embankment is repaired.
Television images showed people using banana tree trunks and cots to stay afloat, some even with their cattle and goats.
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