India: Over 60 killed in Maharashtra landslide

At least 65 people have died in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that submerged low lying areas and cut off hundreds of villages, authorities said on Friday.

Rivers in Maharashtra were flooded after authorities released water from dams made full after many parts on the west coast received more than 200mm of rain in 24 hours and some parts received as high as 594mm rainfall.

At least four people died after a building collapsed in the financial capital Mumbai, and another 61 were killed in four landslides in other parts of Maharashtra, state government officials said.


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