In photos: Floods continue to cause major problems in South Asia as death toll rises

Villagers in India wade through the water
People collect their belongings from ruined homes in the Rautahat District, Nepal
Vans struggle to get through the water in the Malda district of West Bengal, India
A makeshift shelter has been created at the side of a road
Houses can be seen almost completely submerged
A child is seen playing with a mouse
Food and water is handed out to those affected by the floods
An Indian Border Security Force officer is seen patrolling at the India-Bangladesh border

Taken in Alal village in the Malda district of West Bengal, India

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Flooding is continuing to cause havoc in South Asia as many try to get to safety, but officials have announced that the death toll has risen above a thousand.

Since August 10, 1,009 bodies have been recovered, according to The Daily Sabah. Rescue teams are still working to help those stranded due to the flood waters.

This includes thousands of emergency workers and soldiers in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

A state disaster management official in India told AFP that there are 450,000 people sheltering in government refuges.

In Nepal 80,000 homes have been ruined and the home ministry has warned that the death toll could rise even more when workers gain access to more remote parts of the country.

Animals have also been affected in Assam, India, as 15 one-horned rhinoceros and one bengal tiger have died.

In Bangladesh the water level in the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers seems to now be slowly returning back to a more normal level.

Take a look at photos of the flooding in the gallery above