Dam bursts in India after heavy rains, killing at least 11

4 July 2019
2019-07-04 11:53

At least 11 people were killed and 13 were missing when a small dam in western India was breached after heavy monsoon rains 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 more than 30 people.

The breach of the Tiware dam happened in the coastal district of Ratnagiri, nearly south of Mumbai. Villagers had complained months ago about cracks in the 14-year-old dam and repairs were made, state Water Resources told media.

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