Landslides kill 36 in India, dozens missing

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40 others missing aft 3 abstracted landslides connected Thursday successful Raigad territory of Maharashtra state, authoritative says

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Heavy monsoon rains successful the Raigad territory of Maharashtra authorities person caused flooding. PHOTO: AFP


Thirty-six radical person been killed successful landslides caused by monsoon rains successful occidental India, authorities said Friday.

As galore arsenic 40 others were missing aft the 3 abstracted landslides connected Thursday evening successful the Raigad territory of Maharashtra state, southbound of India's financial superior Mumbai.

"At slightest 35 to 40 radical are inactive trapped, we are trying to rescue them," a section authoritative said.

Elsewhere successful the state, up to 15 radical were besides missing.

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The Navy and Air Force joined rescue efforts aft the downpour caused floods that near thousands stranded, but their operations were hampered by landslides blocking roads, including the main road betwixt Mumbai and Goa.

Water levels roseate to 3.5 metres (12 feet) successful areas of Chiplun, a metropolis 250 kilometres (160 miles) from Mumbai, pursuing 24 hours of uninterrupted rainfall that caused the Vashishti stream to overflow, submerging roads and homes.

The Indian Navy deployed 7 rescue teams equipped with rubber boats, beingness jackets and lifebuoys to the affected areas, on with specializer divers and a chopper to airlift marooned residents.

A landslide successful the neighbouring municipality of Khed injured 10 people, according to a property merchandise from the authorities government.

Another "10 to 15 radical are apt to beryllium trapped nether the rubble," the connection said.

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India's meteorological section has issued reddish alerts for respective regions successful the state, indicating that dense rainfall volition proceed for the adjacent fewer days.

Flooding and landslides are communal during India's treacherous monsoon play betwixt June and September, which besides causes poorly constructed buildings and walls to buckle aft days of non-stop rain.

At slightest 34 radical were killed aft respective homes were crushed by a collapsed partition and a landslide successful Mumbai past weekend.

Rainwater besides inundated a h2o purification complex, disrupting proviso "in astir of the parts of Mumbai", a megacity of 20 cardinal people, civic authorities said.

Last month, 12 radical were killed erstwhile a gathering collapsed successful a Mumbai slum.

And past September, 39 radical died erstwhile a three-storey flat artifact fell down successful Bhiwandi adjacent the fiscal capital.

In 2014, much than 150 radical mislaid their lives successful Maharashtra erstwhile dense rains caused a elevation to cave in, burying scores of villagers nether mud and debris.

Climate alteration is making India's monsoons stronger, according to a study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) published successful April.

The study warned of perchance terrible consequences for food, farming and the system affecting astir a 5th of the world's population.

"Since Indian nine is wide affected by the monsoon successful a precise beardown way, stronger variability produces problems for agriculture, but besides for the organisation of nationalist life," said Anders Levermann from PIK and Columbia University.

Last year, 5 of the astir costly utmost upwind events successful the satellite were related to Asia's unusually rainy monsoon, according to a tally by the foundation Christian Aid.

In 2013, immoderate 6,000 radical died erstwhile flash floods and landslides swept distant full villages successful the Indian authorities of Uttarakhand arsenic rivers swollen by monsoon rains overflowed.

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