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Heavy rains kill 17 in western India

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by September 27, 2019 General

Seventeen people were killed Thursday in flooding caused by torrential rains in western India including five who were sleeping in a mosque, officials said.

Twelve people including a nine-year-old boy were killed in flash floods and

as walls collapsed in various parts of Pune district in Maharashtra state,

police said.

The mosque was washed away in a rural part of the state, police official

Sandip Patil said.

We have recovered five bodies and are still looking for two missing

people. Rescue operations are ongoing, he said.

The state’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted his condolences and

said 15,000 people had been evacuated in the city of Baramati.

Monsoon rains are crucial to replenishing water supplies in drought-

stricken India, but they kill hundreds of people across the country every

year

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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