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Five children killed as floods kill at least 24 in India (Photos)

Five children killed as floods kill at least 24 in India (Photos/Videos)

At least 24 people have been killed in floods in southern India after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, cutting off towns and villages on Monday morning, October 18.

Several houses were washed away and people became trapped in the district of Kottayam in Kerala state.

Five children are among the dead and there are fears the death toll could rise further as many people are missing.

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Two Flooded London Hospitals Ask Patients To Stay Away

It was reported that two London hospitals have asked patients to stay away after their emergency departments were hit by flooding on Sunday. East London’s Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals urged patients to use other A&Es for urgent care, and ambulances are being redirected.

Torrential rain has caused severe flooding in
homes, roads and stations. London Fire Brigade said it had taken about 300 flooding-related cells in the space of a few hours. Vehicles became stranded, and officials warned people not to travel in the hazardous conditions.

Many of the capital’s roads closed due to the
flooding, including the Blackwall Tunnel. the A12
and parts of the North Circular. Stepney Green station remains closed although eight other Tube and London Oversround stations have reopened.

“My son went to buy some food from the local shop – by the time he came back the whole street and the pavement were already flooded and the water was coming into our front door says Ms Peeva, 46,

There are mops left on the floor, security guards are guiding people away the hospital says it will still treat the most urgent admissions but is advising people to use other hospitals until it fixes the rainwater damage.
Other parts of the hospital, such as the maternity unit, remain unaffected.