Eleven people have been killed in torrential rains in eastern India that have swept away homes and caused landslides, bringing the total number of monsoon victims in the country to more than 230, officials said. authorities today.
Torrential rains swept across the state of West Bengal (east), causing widespread damage.
Four people were electrocuted after their house in the city of Hoorah was flooded, Javed Khan, West Bengal's disaster management minister, told AFP.
Seven people died when their home collapsed, he added. Many others are ignored.
In the neighboring state of Jarhard, dozens of cars were swept away by torrents after five days of heavy rainfall.
Experts estimate that the intensity and frequency of monsoon rains, which hit India every year from June to September, have increased due to climate change.