Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Toddlers among six killed as monsoon rains lash Indian city

Torrential monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt - destroying homes and leaving thousands of people stranded.

Police say a woman and two toddlers were killed after houses collapsed in the Indian city's suburbs, while three other people died after being swept away by floodwater.

Commuters in the city of 20 million waded through swirling waist-high waters after the financial hub's transport network was paralysed - with trains cancelled and bus services suspended.

Footage from one train station showed dozens of people standing on platforms as water gushed on to the tracks.

Many workers had no choice but to stay in their offices overnight, with several companies making arrangements to provide food and bedding for those unable to travel home.

Almost a month's worth of rainfall fell in a single day, with all schools and colleges remaining shut on Wednesday amid forecasts of further heavy downpours.

SKY      News.

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