Capital India, New Delhi, and Mumbai, the country’s main financial center, were hit by heavy rains on Monday, with 35 people killed in landslides and house collapses in different parts of the country in a single day.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains in the north of the country for the next two days, including New Delhi. IMD has issued a warning for heavy rains and thunderstorms in Mumbai and surrounding districts.
At least 30 people were killed when several houses collapsed in rain on Sunday in a Mumbai suburb.
At least three people have been killed after a house collapsed in torrential rains in the northern state of Uttarakhand, according to Reuters.
A three-storey building collapsed in a separate incident on Sunday night in Gurugram town near Delhi. Two died and rescue operations are still ongoing.
Many low-lying areas of Delhi and Mumbai were flooded, with images of submerged vehicles and people walking in waist-deep water filled Twitter.
The Mumbai water treatment plant in the suburbs was inundated on Sunday, forcing the city council to impose water cuts in some parts of the city.
Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least two places in Europe, with flooding in China, dam collapse in China and heat waves in North America.