Monsoon floods kill more than 1,200
Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods caused by heavy monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financial capital, police said, but lighter-than-feared rain yesterday helped relief efforts.
More than 1,200 people have died across India, Bangladesh, and Nepal in the worst flooding to strike South Asia in years. Several villages in the east Indian state of Bihar are still inundated, with people living in makeshift shelters for days. Tuesday’s deluge in Mumbai — nearly a month’s average rainfall in a single day — had halted train services and led to flight cancellations.