NEW DELHI (Reuters) – At least 15 people have died after several houses in two Mumbai suburbs collapsed due to landslides caused by heavy rains, local officials said on Sunday.
Rescuers were seen using their hands to excavate the ground and retrieve the bodies, local television showed, and authorities said they could be further trapped within the rubble.
Four of the injured were taken to a nearby hospital, authorities said. Local television news channels showed rescuers carrying the injured on makeshift cloth stretchers into narrow lanes.
In one of the neighborhoods, about half a dozen huts located at the base of a mound collapsed one on top of the other, authorities said.
Several areas of the city were flooded after heavy rains over the past 24 hours and suburban train services were disrupted, paralyzing India’s financial capital, where incidents of building collapses have become more common during the monsoon.
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