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A man looks at the damage to his home after flash floods in Pune on Thursday. Jignesh Mistry/AFP
Seventeen people were killed on Thursday in flooding caused by torrential rain in western India including five who were sleeping in a mosque, officials said.
Twelve people including a nine-year-old boy were killed in flash floods and as walls collapsed in various parts of Pune district in Maharashtra state, police said.
The mosque was washed away in a rural part of the state, police official Sandip Patil told AFP.
Residents take photos of a car washed away by flash floods in Pune. Jignesh Mistry/AFP
"We have recovered five bodies and are still looking for two missing people. Rescue operations are ongoing," he said.
The state's chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted his condolences and said 15,000 people had been evacuated in the city of Baramati.
Monsoon rains are crucial to replenishing water supplies in drought-stricken India, but they kill hundreds of people across the country every year.
Densely populated regions on the banks of two main rivers in the state, which are overflowing because of incessant rainfall in the last 24-48 hours, are among the worst hit.
More than twice the usual rainfall for the whole of August has fallen over parts of the southern island of Kyushu over the past 48 hours.
Bangladesh carried out one of its biggest ever evacuation drives, moving some 2.1 million people to cyclone shelters specially built to minimise casualties from such storms, which can claim thousands of victims.
The dead included 13 people who were working on farms in Gopalganj district, 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of Patna, the Bihar state capital, said official Upendra Pal. The injured were receiving hospital treatment, he said.
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