Heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides; 125 killed

Dawn | Jul 25, 2021 at 9:03 AM
  • Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris on Saturday to reach dozens of submerged homes as the death toll from landslides and accidents caused by torrential monsoon rain rose to 125.
  • Parts of India’s west coast have received up to 594 mm of rain, forcing authorities to move people out of vulnerable areas as they released water from dams about to overflow.
  • Thousands of trucks were stuck for more than 24 hours on a highway linking Mumbai with the southern technology hub of Bengaluru, with the road submerged in some places.In the southern state of Telangana, heavy rain caused flooding in the state capital of Hyderabad and other low-lying areas.