Thursday, July 28, 2005

Monsoon Update

Strong rains can be deadly, as squatters in India found this week. As this AP dispatch on Yahoo! notes, two days of fierce downpours (37.1 inches of rain in one day) have caused landslides and killed more than 500 people in Maharastra state. Now, false rumors of bursting dams have claimed several more lives in a squatter area on the outskirts of the city.

Here's a roundup of monsoon damage from the Times of India. And here's a column from the tabloid Midday.

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