17 dead and dozens missing from heavy rains and floods in India

Authorities confirmed at least 17 deaths from the heavy rains that hit a region of India. The rains in India also caused the disappearanc...

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  • Authorities confirmed at least 17 deaths from the heavy rains that hit a region of India.
  • The rains in India also caused the disappearance of 20 people.
  • Rescue operations continue this Sunday after heavy rains in India.

Tragic dawn. At least 17 people were killed and dozens are missing after a day of heavy rain and flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala, local authorities confirmed, an updated report from the local newspaper The Times of India stated on Sunday, October 17th.

According to the Press Trust of India (PTI), quoted by the AP news agency, rescue operations were underway on Sunday after downpours hit the state the day before, causing flash floods and landslides.

17 people die in heavy rains in India

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The National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Army deployed teams to help with rescue efforts in two of the districts most affected by the rains in India, Kottayam and Idukki, where a dozen people were still unaccounted for, AP said. .

On Saturday, when the heavy rains began, television stations showed images of people grappling with chest-deep water to rescue passengers from a bus almost submerged by torrents that flooded the streets, AP reported.

The water reached the chest of rescuers during rains in India (click on the images to see the videos)

rains in India

The downpours had subsided, according to the authorities, although it was feared that the death toll could rise while relief and rescue operations continued this Sunday, October 17, said the report of the aforementioned information agency, which placed the death toll at 8 , but local media reported that it has already risen to 17.

The federal government was monitoring the situation in Kerala and would provide any possible support to the state, Interior Minister Amit Shah said. “Praying for everyone’s safety,” he said on the social network Twitter, the AP report noted.

Yellow alert issued for heavy rains in India

rains in India

The Times of India and Khaleej times reported the death of 17 people and the disappearance of at least two dozen due to the rains in India, and indicated that the authorities issued the yellow alert for 11 districts in Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alapuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur , Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode.

According to the AP news agency, Kerala suffered catastrophic floods in 2018 due to heavy rains in the middle of the monsoon season, in which 223 people died and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes.

At least 12 dead after bus accident in India

Furthermore, at least twelve people were killed in northern India on Thursday, October 7, after the bus they were traveling in ran off the road and collided with a trucksaid the police during that day in the morning.

The bus driver veered off the road to avoid hitting stray cattle on the road, authorities said. The accident occurred in the Barabanki district, 40 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of the city of Lucknow. Another 32 were injured out of the total of 60 passengers on board.

Indian bus accident kills 12

Photo: AP

It is feared that the death toll could rise as several passengers received critical injuries, Senior Police Officer Yamuna Prasad said. They were being treated at a hospital, the news agency reported The Associated Press.

More than 110,000 people die each year in traffic accidents in India, according to police authorities. Most accidents are attributed to reckless driving, rough roads, and aging vehicles.

Four migrants die burned after severe car accident in Mexico

Migrants die burned accident: Foreigners injured

On the other hand, a great tragedy occurred in Mexico when four migrants lost their lives after a severe car accident in which there were both deaths and several injuries. Several migrants were transported in the car, apparently only passing through to reach the United States.

According to the Efe Agency A total of 4 migrants were burned to death in the accident registered in the state of Veracruz. Another 16 people were injured in eastern Mexico, the vehicle was completely set on fire due to the rollover.

4 migrants die in accident in Mexico

Migrants die burned accident

Police investigations indicated that the truck that was transporting the migrants who wanted to fulfill the American dream overturned on its way down the road to later catch fire on the night of this Tuesday, October 5, in a region of forced passage for thousands of undocumented immigrants who They seek to reach the United States.

The road accident occurred in the Nuevo Teapa-Cosoleacaque section, at the height of the Chapopotla community in the municipality of Moloacán. The van overturned with the passengers inside and caught fire, causing 4 migrants, who according to the survivors would be Central Americans, were burned to death.

Injured foreigners

Migrants die burned accident: Foreigners injured

Another 16 people who were traveling in the truck were injured, all were foreigners from different countries such as Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans. Members of the National Guard, the Mexican Army and civil authorities attended the area, who attended to the wounded.

The state of Veracruz has become a mandatory passage for migrants, due to its geographical location, to reach the United States. It is worth mentioning that in recent months the number of Haitians who also seek to reach the border to fulfill their dream has increased.

Migratory flow

Migrants die burned accident: Migratory flow

Mexico has registered a historic migratory flow in recent months with 147,000 undocumented persons detected in the country from January to August, triple that of 2020. And a record of 212,000 undocumented persons detained in July alone by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP, in English). ) from the United States, according to Efe.

Just this Tuesday, a total of 103 Central American migrants, including 38 minors, were detained by agents of the National Institute of Migration (INM) of Mexico at a checkpoint in the state of Tabasco, southeast of the country, according to the immigration institution itself. .

Increase the number of wounded

Migrants die burned accident: The number of injured increases

Various media have reported that the number of injured has risen to 19, after the fatal accident on a highway in the state of Veracruz. Among the injured people are some minors of Honduran origin, who have already been transferred to a hospital, according to The Tribune.

The causes of the accident were due to the fact that the truck carrying the foreigners crashed with other units that were passing by on the road. This vehicle ended up overturned and burned, causing the death of four victims, so far the deceased have not been identified. For more details visit this note.

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