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Duration2005/06/30 Incessant monsoon rains in western India have caused widespread flooding, killing at least 127 people and leaving 25,000 homeless.
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  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/29
    At least 18 people, including seven children, were killed in the rain-ravaged Indian city of Bombay when rumours that a lake had burst its banks triggered a slum stampede, police said on Friday.
    The stampede pushed the death toll from two days of monsoon flooding and landslides in the country's financial hub and the surrounding western state to nearly 700 people.
  • CNN News 2005/07/29
    The death toll from India's monsoon rains has been compounded by a stampede Thursday sparked by rumors of a dam burst in the nation's commercial capital of Mumbai.
  • Reuters 2005/07/28
    More than 500 people have been killed by floods and landslides in western India and thousands remained stuck on Thursday in the nation's financial capital, Bombay, following the worst ever monsoon rains in the region.
    More than half the deaths were in Bombay, a city of 15 million where the roads began to clear and rail and air travel began resuming tentatively after being shut down for two days.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/27
    Floods and landslides killed about 140 people in western India on Wednesday, and scores more were feared dead after a wall of mud flattened a village.
    Thousands of people were evacuated and tens of thousands more were stranded as floodwaters raged throughout the financial capital, Bombay, bringing road, rail and air links to a halt.
  • CNN News 2005/07/27
    The heaviest rainfall ever recorded in India shut down the financial hub Mumbai, snapped communication lines and closed airports. Officials said Wednesday at least 633 people had died across India in two months of monsoon downpours.
  • 2005/07/27
    At least 99 people have died after the Indian city of Mumbai was hit by the strongest rain on record.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/27
    Floods kill dozens in India as Bombay under water
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2005/07/26
    At least 57 people were killed on Tuesday in one of the worst floods and landslides in the western Indian states of Maharashtra and Goa, news reports said.
    With the deaths, the toll from heavy monsoon rains in India since the end of June has touched 348. Over two million people have been displaced in rains affecting nearly a dozen states.
  • CNN 2005/07/26
    Nearly 130 people were feared buried or trapped by mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains in western India on Tuesday, police said.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/07/15
    Floods have been triggered due to continuous rains in several parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Additionally, landslides and erosion of embankments have caused congestion of river channels. All settlements situated in low-lying flood prone areas and along river channels have been flooded.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/17
    Torrential rains lashed northeastern India on Sunday causing heavy flooding that killed at least 12 people and left more than 100,000 homeless.
  • NASA Earth Observatory: Natural Hazards
    Monsoon Floods in India
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/04
    Indian military helicopters dropped food packets on Monday to thousands of people stranded in vast lakes of water following floods and monsoon rains that killed 132 people.
  • BBC News 2005/07/03
    Indian soldiers and rescue workers have begun reaching thousands of people stranded in flood water in the western state of Gujarat.
  • BBC News 2005/07/01
    Heavy monsoon floods in India's western Gujarat state have left at least 56 people dead and more than 65,000 people homeless, authorities there say.
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2005/07/01
    West India's Gujarat Pradesh is suffering from heavy rain as the death toll in the flood rose to 94 Friday and nearly 200,000 were evacuated, Indo-Asian News Service said.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/03
    Indian troops on Sunday rescued villagers perched in trees to escape swollen rivers in India's western Gujarat state where severe flooding has left 127 people dead and tens of thousands homeless
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/06/30
    Most of the victims either drowned or were killed when their homes collapsed. Others had been struck by lightning over the past week in Gujarat state, where heavy rains are still falling.
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