China News Service, July 25. According to foreign media reports, Indian authorities said on the 24th that heavy rains in the western Indian state of Maharashtra triggered landslides and submerged some low-lying areas, killing at least 136 people.
Data map: On June 9, local time, Mumbai, India, encountered heavy rain, and the streets were flooded by stagnant water.
According to reports, the Meteorological Administration of India issued a red warning to six regions in Maharashtra on the 23rd, predicting "extraordinarily heavy" rainfall and recommending preventive measures.
Udaf Thackeray, a government official in Maharashtra, said: "Unexpected heavy rains have caused landslides and river floods in many places."
Indian authorities said on the 24th that the disaster caused by the rainstorm in Maharashtra has killed at least 136 people.
Among them, at least 38 people died in Taliye, 180 kilometers southeast of the financial capital Mumbai, and some villages were razed to the ground by a landslide.
A representative from the disaster management, relief and rehabilitation department of Maharashtra said that as of the morning of the 24th, more than 90,000 people have been evacuated from the affected area to a safe area due to the continued heavy damage caused by heavy rain.
Another Maharashtra government official also said that thousands of trucks were trapped on the national highway connecting Mumbai and Bangalore, and parts of it were submerged.
Hundreds of villages and towns lack electricity and drinking water.
After the disaster, as part of the rescue work, the Indian Army, Coast Guard, and Air Force deployed corresponding deployments.
According to reports, India is the monsoon rainy season from June to September each year, with frequent thunderstorms and disasters such as mudslides and floods.