Many areas in Mumbai are home to rickety old structures. Data shows there are more than 14,000 buildings in the city that are at risk of collapse due to a lack of maintenance and government apathy.
Recent building collapses are a sign of how worn out and vulnerable the physical infrastructure in India's financial capital has become. Poor safety standards and planning, as well as overpopulation, are to blame.
In a DW interview, Pakistan's ambassador to Germany, Jauhar Saleem, has said India needs to lift the Kashmir curfew and restore communications if it wants to resume normal diplomatic relations with Pakistan.
The train got stuck in monsoon floodwaters near Mumbai. Rescuers have now evacuated all 700 passengers, but the first group of 150 passengers could only be taken out after the train had been stranded for nine hours.
Monsoon rains caused a building to collapse in northern India, while 24 were swept away in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The extreme weather has killed more than 100 people and the death toll is expected to rise.
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