The Bombay government has asked residents of the Indian city to stay in their homes on Tuesday to protect themselves from the monsoon rains that have already left hundreds of dead in the region.
“Because of the heavy rain since last night … all offices and facilities in Bombay except emergency services are closed. Bombay citizens are asked to leave only in an emergency,” he announced. on Twitter the Municipal Corporation of Bombay (BMC).
Maharashtra State Minister for Tourism and the Environment, Aaaditya Thackerayk, has highlighted the importance of community cooperation with local authorities. “Please stay at home,” he wrote on the social network.
India’s weather agency has issued an alarm for Bombay, the capital of Maharashtra, where “extreme rainfall” is expected in the next 24 hours, according to the BMC.
The monsoon has left hundreds dead across the region, with India, Bangladesh and Nepal being the most affected by the floods and avalanches that caused the heavy rains.