At least 70 killed as heavy monsoon rains hit Assam, India

At least 70 killed as heavy monsoon rains hit Assam, India

Incessant monsoon rains continue to affect India's Assam state, with more than 1.2 million people in 24 out of 33 districts affected as of Sunday, July 12, 2020. Four more people died over the weekend due to rain-related incidents, pushing the death toll to 70….

Extreme rainfall, destructive floods hit parts of western India

Extreme rainfall, destructive floods hit parts of western India

Southwesterly monsoon has brought heavy rains and destructive flooding to parts of western India over the past days, resulting in two fatalities each in Gujarat and Karnataka. Numerous towns recorded more than 100 mm (4 inches) until Monday evening, July 6, 2020,…

22 dead, 8 others missing as heavy rains pound Maharashtra, India

22 dead, 8 others missing as heavy rains pound Maharashtra, India

Intense rain wreaked havoc in Maharashtra, India, resulting in 22 fatalities, 8 people missing, damaged structures, and washed-away properties particularly in districts Pune and Jalgaon, according to reports on September 27, 2019. Skymet Weather said Pune has been…

Record 1 422 people killed in monsoon rains from June to September, India

Record 1 422 people killed in monsoon rains from June to September, India

At least 1 422 people died due to erratic rains in India from June to Septemeber – a record since the Union home ministry started keeping track in 2010. Over 1 800 extreme rainfall events this monsoon was recorded, the majority of which occurred in the first half…

Another wave of deadly floods after record rainfall paralyzes Mumbai, India

Another wave of deadly floods after record rainfall paralyzes Mumbai, India

Record rains hit Mumbai on September 4, 2019, resulting in widespread flooding. At least five people were killed and one remains missing. Mumbai took 226 mm (9 inches) of rain on September 4, making the total rainfall record of 3 980 mm (156 inches). This the total…

Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India

Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of India since the end of June have claimed 531 lives as of August 6, 2019. 182 people died in Maharashtra State, 130 in Bihar, 93 in Assam, 53 in Gujarat, 34 in Karnataka, 26 in Kerala, and 13 in Rajasthan. More than 655 000…