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WorldDam bursts in India after rains, killing six

08:35  03 july  2019
08:35  03 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Heavy rains in India's Mumbai cause wall collapse that kills 13

Heavy rains in India's Mumbai cause wall collapse that kills 13 A wall collapsed on shanties in India's financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people as a second straight day of heavy rain disrupted rail and air traffic, forcing authorities to declare a public holiday. Mumbai is looking to turn itself into a global financial hub but large parts of the city struggle to cope with annual monsoon rains, as widespread construction and garbage-clogged drains and waterways make it increasingly vulnerable to chaos. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

A dam failure is a catastrophic type of failure characterized by the sudden, rapid, and uncontrolled release of impounded water or the likelihood of such an uncontrolled release.

Officials in Kenya say a dam has burst on Wednesday night after heavy rain , causing "huge destruction" and killing at least 20 people. The breach happened

Dam bursts in India after rains, killing six © REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Commuters walk on waterlogged railway tracks after getting off a stalled train during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas MUMBAI, July 3 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Clarence Fernandez)

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