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An Indian man walks with a bicycle along a waterlogged street in Mumbai on Tuesday, following heavy monsoon rains. Indranil Mukherjee/ AFP
Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people with 18 missing, a government official said on Wednesday.
Seasonal rains have crippled India’s financial centre of Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic in the city of 18 million, while wall collapses have killed nearly 30 people.
Tuesday’s breach of the Tiware dam in the coastal district of Ratnagiri, nearly 275 km (170 miles) south of Mumbai, washed away dozens of homes, an official of the Maharashtra state government said.
“Around 18 people are missing,” he added. “Six dead bodies have been recovered.”
State officials have asked the National Disaster Response Force to help find the missing.
In every monsoon season, from June to September, India suffers fatal incidents of building and wall collapses as rainfall weakens the foundations of poorly-built structures.
India’s monsoon rains were 24% below average in the week ended June 26, the weather office said on Thursday, as the seasonal rainfall was scanty over central and western parts of the country.
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