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India: Flooded mosque reappears due to drought

As the climate crisis causes water levels to plummet, riverbeds to dry and glaciers to melt, artifacts like old warships, an ancient city and human remains have emerged.

34 years ago, during the construction of a dam, the mosque, called Noori Masjid in Bihar, India, disappeared underwater.

In early September this year, after high temperatures and a lack of rainfall caused water levels to fall, the entire mosque surfaced for the first time since it was inundated.

“The mosque was there – we knew it. It was completely flooded after the dam was constructed,” said a person in the village where the mosque is located.

According to climate experts, the mosque’s reappearance points to severe drought conditions in one of India’s poorest states.

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