Landslides in India .. 36 dead and dozen missing

36 people died in landslides, die through torrential monsoon rains in The West Indies were divided, while the fate of dozens is still unknown die Authorities on Friday.

Up to 40 more are missing after the three separate landslides, die occurred on Thursday evening in the Raigad district of Maharashtra state south of Bombay, India’s financial capital, according to AFP.

For his part, a local official said that “at least 35 to 40 people are still trapped and we are trying to save them”.

Elsewhere in the state, about 15 people are still missing.

Landslides in India .. 36 dead and dozen missing

From Mumbai (Reuters archive)

Navy and Air Force

In addition, units of the Navy and the Air Force are participating in the rescue effort after die Rains caused floods, die Isolated thousands of citizens. After 24 hours of uninterrupted rain, the water level reached in Areas of Chiplun, 250 km from Bombay, 3.5 meters, which caused the Vashishti River to flood, flooding streets and houses.

The Indian Navy continued in seven rescue teams with rubber dinghies, life jackets and buoys as well as a helicopter to transport the trapped residents by air. Each team is accompanied by specialized marine divers.

From India (Reuters Archives)

From India (Reuters Archives)

In a landslide in in the neighboring city of Khaid, 10 people were injured, according to a statement by the state government, die suggested that “probably between 10 and 15 people are trapped under the rubble”.

For its part, the Indian Meteorological Agency issued warnings to several areas of the state that die suggested that it in will continue to rain heavily in the coming days.

common danger

In addition, it occurs during the rainy season in India, die lasts from June to September, to floods and landslides, die lead to the collapse of buildings and walls, die do not meet building standards.

Came last weekend in Bombay killed at least 34 people after several homes were destroyed by a wall collapse and landslide. The rainwater also flooded a water treatment complex, disrupting it die Care “in most parts of Bombay, “a sprawling city of 20 million people die local authorities with.

From Mumbai (Reuters archive)

From Mumbai (Reuters archive)

In the past month, 12 people were killed when a building in a slum area in Bombay collapsed. In September, 39 people died in the collapse of a three-story apartment building in Biwandi near Bombay.

Died in 2014 in Maharashtra more than 150 people when torrential rains caused a hill to collapse, leaving dozens of villagers buried in mud and rubble.

Climate change

Climate change exacerbates India’s monsoons, according to a report published in April by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. The report warned of potentially devastating consequences for food, agriculture and the economy, die would affect about a fifth of the world’s population.

From India (Reuters Archives)

From India (Reuters Archives)

According to a survey by the charity ChristianAid, five of the most expensive extreme weather events in the world came with the unusually rainy monsoons last year in Asia in Connected.

Almost 6,000 people died in 2013 when entire villages in the Indian state of Uttarakhand were washed away by floods and landslides as rivers rose due to monsoon rains.

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