Landslides and floods caused by heavy monsoon rains in parts of western India they have left more than 100 dead, authorities and press reports said on Friday.

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More than a thousand people who were trapped by the floods have been rescued.

Of the victims, 54 perished Thursday and Friday in four mudslides in Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in the western state of Maharashtra, according to the district chief. Nidhi Chaudhary and the government official Sagar Pathak.

Many rescued people were on their rooftops or even on the roof of buses on the roads, Chaudhary said.

Pathak said more than 30 people were still missing after the mudslides.

According to Chaudhary, the rain had lessened but water levels were rising again on Friday due to high tide. However, rescuers have reached the worst affected areas.

Landslides and floods are frequent in India during the water season. monsoon from June to September, when heavy rains weaken the foundations of poorly constructed buildings.

Twenty-seven people died as houses collapsed or were washed away by currents in Satara district, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. He also noted that more than 20 deaths were reported in the eastern districts of Gondia and Chandrapur.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was distraught over the loss of life.

“The situation in Maharashtra due to heavy rains is closely monitored and assistance is provided to those affected,” Modi tweeted.

With AP information


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