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Monsoon Rains In India And Myanmar Leave Hundreds Dead And Thousands Homeless

On Tuesday, a building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai after days of heavy rains -- 12 people were killed. In the wake of the heavy floods that have beset Myanmar in the past few days, the country's president, Thein Sein, declared several regions disaster zones.

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Some locals have said these are the worst rains seen in the nation for decades. Government officials said on Monday that some 100,000 people have been displaced so far.

There have also been reports that many Rohingya Muslims have been turned away from government shelters. Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, is reported to consistently discriminate against its Rohingya minority.

Floods and heavy rains are plaguing other parts of southeast Asia as well. In Vietnam, at least least 17 people have died in the flood waters. In Nepal, a country which is still recovering from a major earthquake earlier this year, 30 people have perished after landslides sparked by torrential rain, the BBC reported.

Felipe Araujo is the overnight homepage editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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