India: monsoon rains kill 69 deaths

India: monsoon rains kill 69 deaths
India: monsoon rains kill 69 deaths

Another 120,000 people have been forced from their homes to higher ground in the state of Maharashtra, parts of which have been inundated by this year's monsoon, said the state's director general of information, Manisha Mhaiskar, according to the AP.

The situation was so bad in two districts that "almost all evacuations of people marooned were done by helicopter. The current is so strong that boats cannot reach people," Mhaiskar said.