according to Satya Pradhan, India’s National Disaster Response Force Director General.
Rescue efforts continued through the night, with workers digging through mud and debris to find survivors.
said on Twitter. It added that thunderstorms and ”
extremely heavy rainfall” would continue in isolated places.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the families of those killed.
wrote on Twitter. “In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families.”
In the 24 hours ending Monday morning local time, Mumbai airport recorded more than 250 millimeters (9.8 inches) of rainfall, according to data analyzed by CNN Weather.
Mumbai, a city of 12 million people, regularly experiences heavy rainfall during the July-September monsoon season. The rain often triggers building collapses — especially in poorer districts known to house illegal or poorly built dwellings.
study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, central India had a threefold rise in widespread extreme rain events from 1950 to 2015. Long dry spells have been broken up by bursts of extreme rainfall, leaving hundreds of thousands vulnerable to the risks that come with it.
at least 43 people were killed by heavy rains in the city. A dam that burst near the Ratnagiri district devastated seven villages, a commandant of the National Disaster Response Force told CNN.
according to a study by the United Nations Human Settlement Programme. India’s Meteorological Department recorded 940 millimeters (37 inches) of rain in the city, making it one of the worst extreme weather events the city has experienced.