Saturday, July 24

Over 30 dead after heavy flooding in western India

At least 31 people have died and two have been injured this Sunday after heavy flooding in Bombay, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, according to official sources.

21 bodies have been found dead in the suburb of Chembur, located in the east of Bombay and another 10 in Vikhroli, located in the north of the city, the director of the National Management Force of Mumbai reported on his official Twitter account. Disasters (NDRF), Satya pradhan.

The authorities have launched a rescue operation in both areas and all the missing persons have already been located.

Pradhan adds that, in addition, several houses have been affected due to the strong water flow that has affected the area.

Extreme risk

The authorities have decreed the red alert in the Indian financial capital and warned citizens not to go out on the streets due to the extreme risk of rainfall that is expected in the coming days.

According to the latest weather forecast, heavy rains are expected on the west coast of India for the next five to six days, with particular virulence on the western states of Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and the interior of the southern state of Karnataka and Kerala. and Pondicherry.

Floods and landslides are frequent during the monsoon season in India, as are building collapses due to poor infrastructure, poor maintenance and corruption. Dangers to which this year is added the coronavirus pandemic, which complicates rescue and evacuation efforts.

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