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India mudslides trap nearly 130

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posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 12:23 PM
Monsoon rains have caused mudslides and trapped 130 people. Rescue workers are making their way to the area. Downpours are flooding roads and rail tracks stranding commutors in Bombay and other areas.
Rescuers have started arriving in Kondivali, a village 150 kilometers (95 miles) south of Bombay, the capital of western Maharashtra state, to pull out nearly 100 people, said S. Jadav, a police officer.

Another 30 people were reportedly buried in another mudslide in the nearby village of Jui in Maharashtra state, Jadav told The Associated Press.

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It is a love hate relationship for the Indians. If the Monsoons fail, it means the crops will fail. But when they do come, the Monsoons claim the lives of many living in low lying areas.

India's monsoon rains, which usually last from June through September, claim hundreds of lives every year. More than 150 deaths have been reported this season.

Hopefully the rescuers can get to the victims and help them in time.

[edit on 7/26/2005 by Hal9000]

[edit on 2-8-2005 by asala]

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