India Monsoon Flooding Death Toll Climbs

Lincoln Wylie

NEW DELHI—The head of a village on India’s west coast was celebrating his birthday last 7 days when a few regional boys ran to his household with a concept: The river that flowed through the village was so high that homes have been remaining swept away from the financial institutions.

More than the past 7 days, hefty monsoon rains lashed the point out of Maharashtra, triggering scenes of devastation and killing at the very least one hundred fifty people today, according to regional government officials. Mudslides flattened villages and roadways turned into rivers that minimize off entry to villages.

Just after remaining summoned by the boys, the village head, Somnath Digambar Ozarde, rushed to the river and noticed people today striving to rescue their neighbors, he reported. He estimated the river was twenty five to 30 feet higher than normal.

“This is the biggest flood we have seen in one

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