Heavy rains kill 17 in western India
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,
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
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK