Landslides in Western India Kill 47, While Floods Trap More


Several hundred people have died after heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flooding in western India was more than a thousand people trapped by flood waters were rescued at the fifty died from flooding in western Maharashtra states many of those who were rescued was stranded on rooftops and even on top of buses on highways more than thirty people were missing after landslides dozens were also killed in Satara district houses collapse was swept away by raging floodwaters prime minister Narendra Modi's said he was anguished by the loss of lives disasters caused by landslides and flooding are common in India during the June September monsoon season when heavy rains weakened the foundations of stocks is that are often poorly built I'm Karen Thomas

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