Indian monsoon in Mumbai: landslides were the main killers

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Bombay and the surrounding region of Maharashtra have been hit by unprecedented flash floods that have already caused the death of hundreds of people. Half of the victims perished in Mumbai. Many people drowned or were electrocuted, but a lot of them died in landslides that hit the shantytowns in the Mumbai suburbs. In northern Mumbai, a whole shantytown was crushed by a hill that collapsed on top of it.

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