Monsoon Floods Kill 13 in India

Buses stand stranded as people wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

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AHMADABAD, India — Officials say monsoon flooding has left 13 people dead in the west Indian state of Gujarat where thousands of people took shelter in state-run camps this week.

Nitin Patel, a state government spokesman, says the deaths were caused by house collapses, electrocution and swirling flood waters sweeping people away.

With heavy rains and flooding abating, nearly 12,000 of 17,000 people left state-run relief camps for their homes in one the worst-hit districts of Bharuch, district official Avantika Singh said Friday.

An Indian motorist tries to balance himself as a bus drives past him on a flooded road following heavy rains in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Roads and railway links are also being restored in the districts of Bharuch, Vadodara and Surat, said Patel.

In June, India experienced some of its worst monsoon flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where more than 6,000 people died, including Hindu pilgrims visiting temples.

Gujarat: 5 dead after two 7-storey buildings collapse in Vadodara India

Gujarat: 5 dead after two 7-storey buildings collapse in Vadodara

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Vadodara: Five people died after two seven-storey buildings collapsed in Vadodara district of Gujarat early on Wednesday morning. At least 35-30 people are believed to have been trapped under the debris.

“Eight people have been evacuated, 5 feared dead and around 30 people could be trapped,” said Vinod Rao, collector, Vadodara

“The focus is on rescue operation. The state governmnet has deputed two cabinet rank ministers to oversee the rescue operation,” he said.

Both the buildings were residential and collapsed within a time gap of 20 minutes. However, one building was vacant while the other one was occupied by 12 families.

“The residents of the second building were evacuated the moment the first building collapsed. There are very few chances that anyone would be trapped in the second building,” said Vinod Rai.

The building were constructed around 12 years back.

The incident occurred in Atladara area in Vadodra. The five dead bodies have been removed from the incident site.

The building were constructed by Baroda Development Authority.