Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people with 18 missing. Seasonal rains have crippled India’s financial center of Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic in the city of 18 million, while wall collapses have killed nearly 30 people. An official of the Maharashtra state government said yesterday’s breach of the Tiware dam in the coastal district of Ratnagiri, nearly 275 kilometers south of Mumbai, washed away dozens of homes.
- Sri Lanka’s first ancient technology museum is declared open by the President in Polonnaruwa this morning
- The report on the controversial Batticaloa Shariya campus prepared by Education and Human Resource Institution will be submitted to the Cabinet for observation