Flooding caused by monsoon rains has killed more than 500 people in Bihar state in eastern India. The relentless downpours have also paralyzed India's financial capital Mumbai and other parts of the state of Maharashstra.
Months of flooding in six Indian states have caused huge economic losses and heaped misery on the millions of people. Now, the country's preparedness for natural disasters is being questioned. Murali Krishnan reports.
Rescuers continued searching for survivors as the death toll from a building collapse in Mumbai rose to more than 30. The disaster came as India's financial capital mopped up from floods caused by heavy monsoon rains.
Three days of relentless rains have sparked flash floods and landslides in large parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh, killing at least 173. Officials warn the toll could rise with more rain forecast in the coming days.
Flash floods and landslides in northern India and Nepal have already claimed more lives than last year's monsoon season. In India, two packed tourist buses were swept away into a ravine by a sudden mudslide.
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