India – Monsoon Rains Trigger Floods and Landslides in Gujarat and Karnataka

India‘s southwesterly monsoon has brought heavy rain to western parts of the country, causing widespread disruption and flooding roads and buildings. Two fatalities were reported in the state of Gujarat and 2 in Karnataka.

Landslide near Mangalore, Karnataka, 05 July 2020. Photo: NDRF


Authorities in India report extreme rainfall in Gujarat. India Met Department (IMD) figures show Devbhumi Dwarka District recorded 434 mm of rain on 05 July, with 292 mm falling between 18:00 and 20:00.

Seven National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Porbandar, Dwarka, Rajkot and Kutch.

Local media report one person has died in flooding from the Khokhaddadi river near Rajkot City, while another died after a lightning strike in Surendranagar District. Around 100 people have been evacuated in Devbhumi Dwarka District.

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Jamnagar, where the Vartu river has risen rapidly. Two people trapped by flood water had to be rescued by NDRF teams.


Heavy rain triggered a landslide in Kaikamba (formerly known as Gurupura Kaikamba) a suburban town of Mangalore in Karnataka on 05 July. India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said 3 houses were badly damaged and 2 people died.

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