Heavy floods in New Delhi India
New Delhi, India: Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit parts of western India, killing at least 47 people, officials said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. The dead were killed in three landslides in Raigad district in western Maharashtra state, said District Collector Nidhi Chaudhary. Many of those who were rescued were stranded on rooftops and even on top of buses on highways, she said. State government official Sagar Pathak said in addition to the 47 dead, more than 30 people were missing after the landslides. Chaudhary said the rains had slowed and water levels were declining Friday, making it easier for rescuers to reach the area. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was anguished by the loss of lives, the Washington Post reported.