MUMBAI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains in western India caused at least four walls to collapse onto huts and city shanties, killing at least 31 people and injuring dozens of others, officials said Tuesday, as forecasters warned of more rain.
At least 21 people were killed and more than 60 others injured when a 10-meter (35-foot) wall demarcating an urban forest collapsed during the night in Mumbai, police officer Ravinder Howle said.
Rescue teams with sniffer dogs were searching the area afterward, and rescuers from the Indian navy also fanned out to help and rescue residents of the waterlogged city, India's financial and entertainment capital.
Ten deaths were caused by three wall collapses elsewhere in Maharashtra state.
Six migrant construction workers were killed and five injured when a wall collapsed on their tin-roofed huts in Pune early Tuesday, an officer in the city's Police Control Room said.
In Thane district, a school wall collapsed and fell onto huts, killing three people and injuring one, said Lakshman Pawar, a local civic official.
A 45-year-old watchman died when a wall collapsed on him late Monday night, police said.
Howle said two men died after they were trapped in a submerged car, raising the overall death toll in the state to 33.
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