India floods more 14 peoples died as heavy Floods sweeps India's financial capital

India Floods More Than 14 Peoples Died As Heavy Floods Sweeps India's financial Capital.

At least More than 1,200 killed in India, Bangladesh, NepalHundreds missing UN: Floods, landslides, rain affect 41 million peopleThousands of acres of crops destroyedMost killed and affected in IndiaMost houses damaged in Bangladesh

Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India's financial capital, police said, but lighter-than-feared rain on Wednesday helped relief efforts.

45-year-old woman and an 18-month old child, members of the same family, died after their home in the northeastern suburb of Vikhroli crumbled on Tuesday, while a two-year-old girl died in a wall collapse, Police man said.

Tuesday's deluge in Mumbai - nearly a month's average rainfall in a single day - had halted train services and led to flight cancellations, more heavy rains had been forecast for Wednesday, forcing the government to order schools and colleges shut, but in many areas the downpours were lighter.

Officials said train and air services were operating normally late on Wednesday in the city, which is home to India's two biggest stock exchanges and several major companies.

In the neighbouring city of Thane, three people died after being swept away by floods, police added. Some died by falling into open manholes in flooded streets in various suburbs.

Mumbai Police spokeswoman Rashmi Karandikar said seven other people were missing in Mumbai.

The deluge revived memories of 2005 floods that killed more than 500 people, the majority of them in shantytown slums where more than half of the city's 20 million people live.

Unabated construction on floodplains and coastal areas, as well as stormwater drains and waterways clogged by plastic garbage have made the city increasingly vulnerable to storms.

Indian residents walk through flood waters in Malda in the Indian state of West Bengal [Diptendu Dutta/AFP]

On Tuesday several firms made arrangements to provide food and rest areas for employees stuck in offices, while officials of temples and religious bodies offered help to those stranded on streets.

"Together, we can overcome any ordeal," the Mumbai Police tweeted.

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