China News Service, July 24. According to Reuters, on the 24th, the Indian rescue team struggled through thick silt and ruins to reach dozens of submerged houses.

The heavy rain caused landslides and other accidents in the area, and the death toll has risen to 125 people.

  Experts say that the Indian state of Maharashtra suffered the heaviest rainfall in 40 years in July.

The torrential rains that lasted for several days severely affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, and the major rivers were in danger of breaking their banks.

Heavy rains in India triggered landslides, flooded low-lying areas and interrupted external traffic in hundreds of villages.

  A senior official of the Maharashtra state government said that in the village of Taliye, 180 kilometers southeast of Mumbai, landslides razed most of the houses and the death toll rose to 42.

  The official said: “About 40 people are still trapped. Since they have been trapped in the mud for more than 36 hours, the chance of surviving is very small.”

  Rescuers are searching for landslide victims in four other places in the state.

The government of Maharashtra stated in a statement that approximately 90,000 people were rescued from the flood-affected areas."

  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was pained by the loss of life caused by the torrential rain.

He posted on social media on the 23rd: “The situation in Maharashtra due to the heavy rain is being closely monitored and assistance is being provided to the people affected by the disaster.”

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