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Indian navy rescues more than 800 people from train stranded in floodwaters

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Mahalaxmi Express stuck for about 12 hours near Mumbai when river burst its banks after torrential rainIndian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of more than 800 people stranded on a train in floods near Mumbai on Saturday. Some reports have the number of people affected at over 1,000.The Mahalaxmi Express left Mumbai late on Friday for Kolhapur but travelled only 60 kilometres (37 miles) before it became stranded after a river burst its banks in torrential rain, covering the tracks. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/28/indian-navy-rescues-more-than-800-people-from-train-stranded-in-floodwaters

Author : Agence France-Presse

Publish date : 2019-07-28 00:22:06

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