Monsoon in India: at least 23 dead in bad weather

At least 23 people have been killed in India by the collapse of a house wall and a landslide caused by intense rains linked to monsoons in Mumbai (west), authorities said on Sunday.

In Chembur, an eastern suburb of Bombay, uprooted wood fell on a wall that buried several homes, according to the Natural Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Seventeen bodies were pulled from the rubble, she said, as the search continued.

In the suburb of Vikhroli (northeast), six people were killed in a landslide that engulfed five houses.

India (AFP -)

The Great Monsoon from June to September is crucial to the life and agriculture of the Indian subcontinent, but it causes significant damage every year and causes hundreds of deaths in this region of the world where a fifth of humanity lives.

Bombay, home to 20 million people, has been hit by heavy rains since Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted condolences and announced that compensation would be paid to the families of the victims.

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