At least 30 dead or missing in floods in southern India

At least thirty people were killed or missing in floods in southern India, according to the media, which reported that three buses were swept away by torrential rain.
Rescue workers have recovered dozens of bodies after three buses were swept away in the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.
At least 18 people are still missing, according to news site NewsMinut.
Experts say the harsh and increasingly unpredictable weather conditions in South Asia in recent years are caused by climate change and have been exacerbated by declining forests, dam construction and urbanization.
Dozens have died since October in India in floods and landslides caused by torrential rains.
Meteorologists announced heavy rain on Saturday in a number of southern regions of the country.
At least 42 people died last month in torrential rains that hit Kerala state.
On Friday, state authorities prevented visiting Saparimala Temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines, due to heavy rain.
Since last week, hundreds of Hindus have visited the temple daily as part of an annual two-month pilgrimage.
The Hindustan Times newspaper reported Saturday that the high water level of the sacred Pampa River forced the authorities to prevent worshipers from going to it for one day.

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