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India: Flood: 2005/07/27 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/07/27
Country or District India
Event Type Flood
Outline Landslides and floods killed at least 850 people in India's western state of Maharashtra, leaving dozens more missing, and crippled normal life in the nation's financial hub, Mumbai (Bombay), a state official said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2005/08/02
People killed:
Maharashtra state: 926
Goa state: 4

People injured:
Maharashtra state: 55
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/07/29
People killed
Maharashtra state: 513
Mumbai metropolis: 267
Goa state:13

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BBC News 2005/08/13
Indian health officials say at least 120 people are now known to have died from disease after the recent floods in the western state of Maharashtra.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/08/13
The death toll from water-borne diseases following floods in Bombay and surrounding areas two weeks ago had risen to at least 125 by Saturday, officials said. Manu Srivastav, additional commissioner of the Bombay municipality, told a news conference that more than 1,000 people had been admitted to city hospitals in the last day, taking the total number hospitalised to 4,301.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/08/12
At least 94 people have now died in Bombay as water-borne diseases spread in India's largest city following record rains two weeks ago that triggered flooding and landslides, a state official said on Friday. Thousands of people have crammed the city's hospitals seeking treatment, including nearly 1,000 in the past 36 hours alone, city commissioner Jhony Joseph told a news conference. Even hospital corridors are filled with people suffering from stomach cramps, fevers and breathing problems, and private hospitals have offered to help state-run facilities cope with the growing numbers of patients.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/08/11
Health officials in India's financial capital on Thursday reported a sharp rise in deaths among the hundreds of people who have been admitted to hospitals with fever following the worst floods in living memory. The officials said the death toll jumped from 26 on Wednesday to 37 on Thursday. Neighbouring Kalyan-Dombivili municipality also reported 27 deaths due to fever. The cause of the fever is still not clear but health workers suspect an outbreak of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that can cause death in rare cases and is spread through exposure to water contaminated with the urine of infected animals.

BBC News 2005/08/11
Sixty-six people have died from waterborne diseases in the western Indian state of Maharashtra since last week's floods, officials have said. Thirty-seven of them have died in the capital, Mumbai. More than 2,000 are being treated in the state overall. Health officials say that leptospirosis, a disease spread through rats, caused many of the deaths.

OCHA Situation Report No. 4 2005/08/05
Continuous monsoon rains since the beginning of July continues flooding in several parts of India including states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra. The situation in Maharashtra, Orissa, and Madhya Pradesh has stabilized after experiencing flooding in low-lying areas.

OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2005/08/02
Flooding in India, due to heavy rains since 24 July has caused 930 deaths. The evacuated 100,000 people have returned to their homes but 10,000 are still staying in the relief camps. 60 relief camps are opened in rural districts and 50 camps are functioning in Mumbai suburban.

Reuters 2005/08/05
About 3,000 people have been affected by cholera, gastroenteritis and dysentery in the rain-ravaged Indian state of Maharashtra, but there have been no signs of an epidemic yet, an official said on Friday. Residents of Bombay, where scores died in the flooding brought by the heaviest monsoon rains in decades, were advised to boil water, take chlorine tablets and test drinking water supplies for any contamination.

BBC News 2005/08/04
The death toll from last week's floods in India's western state of Maharashtra has risen to 1,023 people. Many people remain missing after 10 days of record rainfall, making it likely that the death toll will rise.

BBC News 2005/08/02
Heavy monsoon rain in and around India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), is estimated to have caused damage worth 30bn rupees ($690m).

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/07/29
Maharashtra state As of 28 July, 513 deaths were reported in the state of Maharashtra. In the village of Juigaon, 150 km south of Mumbai, an estimated 100 people were killed in a mudslide on 26 July. Rescue operations in the landslide affected district and other parts of the state continued on a large scale. Long distance train services were yet to resume, and the city airport is partially operational. Mumbai metropolis A total of 267 deaths have been confirmed in the Mumbai metropolis. On Thursday the water was receding in certain low-lying areas in the city, while suburban areas were still submerged. According to the report issued by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mumbai is returning to normality with rail and roads slowly being restored. Vehicular movement was restored on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. Goa state In the South and North districts of the state of Goa, the death toll is 13 and 340,00 persons were affected. Five rivers in the state are exceeding the warning levels. The state highways have been closed for traffic.

OCHA Situtation Report No. 1 2005/07/27
Heavy rains since 24 July caused severe flood in Maharashtra state affecting Ratnagri, Raigad, Thane and Mumbai districts. A total of 150 people have been trapped in a landslide in Juigaon village in Raigad district, while 23 persons were reported killed in Raigad, 6 persons killed in Ratnagiri and 4 persons killed in Thane.

BBC News 2005/08/01
Indian authorities say the lives of more than 20 million people have been disrupted by the heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai (Bombay) and surrounding areas. Meteorologists warn of heavy rain and strong winds in the next 24 hours.

CNN News 2005/08/01
Nearly a week after record rains fell on Mumbai, the Indian financial center was fighting misery on different fronts as new downpours hindered cleanup efforts. News services reported that rain was pounding the Mumbai area again on Monday. Authorities said 1,000 people had died in western India.

BBC News 2005/07/31
Torrential monsoon rains have returned to the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) as it tries to recover from flooding that has left nearly 900 dead. Police urged people to stay at home and meteorologists warned the downpours would continue, hampering relief work.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/31
Police urged millions of Bombay residents to stay off the streets as heavy rains brought more flooding to India's financial hub on Sunday and relief officials said the death toll in the region could reach 1,000.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/2
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.

BBC News 2005/07/28
At least 430 people are now known to have died in monsoon rains in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) and the surrounding region of Maharashtra.

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.

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


Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/28
Rescue workers look for bodies of people killed in landslide, Bombay