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AP PHOTOS: Mumbai doctor recounts harrowing COVID-19 surge

Jun. 17, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Dr. Kedar Toraskar hasn't been able to sleep much over the last few months. His mind would constantly turn to the young COVID-19 patients fighting for their lives in the ICU ward he oversees at Wockhardt Hospital in the western Indian city of Mumbai. ...

Building collapse kills 11 after monsoon flooding in Mumbai

Jun. 10, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A dilapidated building collapsed following heavy rains in the western Indian city of Mumbai, killing at least 11 people and injuring seven others, police said Thursday. Heavy monsoon rains during the day Wednesday had flooded several parts of the city...

India virus death toll passes 300,000, 3rd highest in world

May. 24, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India crossed another grim milestone Monday with more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus, while a devastating surge of infections appeared to be easing in big cities but was swamping the poorer countryside. The milestone, as recorded by India's...

Hopes fade for 26 missing after barge sinks in India storm

May. 20, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers recovered 12 more bodies on Thursday as hopes faded for 26 people still missing after a barge with 261 onboard sank off Mumbai when a powerful cyclone lashed the region this week, officials said. The last of 186 survivors were rescued on...

Indian navy recovers 26 bodies from barge that sank in storm

May. 19, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian navy ships recovered 26 bodies of people who were aboard a barge that sank off Mumbai as the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than two decades blew ashore this week, officials said Wednesday. The search is continuing for 49 more...

India scours sea after barge sinks, 2nd adrift after cyclone

May. 18, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian navy is working to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel that was adrift Tuesday off the coast of Mumbai after a deadly cyclone struck the western coast. The navy said it has rescued 177 of the 400 people on the...

Glimmer of hope seen in India, but virus crisis not over yet

May. 17, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — For the first time in months, Izhaar Hussain Shaikh is feeling somewhat optimistic. The 30-year-old ambulance driver in India’s metropolis of Mumbai has been working tirelessly ever since the city became the epicenter of another catastrophic...

AP PHOTOS: Jumbo Mumbai COVID-19 hospital treats thousands

May. 11, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Inside Mumbai's BKC jumbo field hospital, a health worker adjusts the oxygen mask of a COVID-19 patient as doctors, nurses and specialists keep a close eye and monitor hundreds of sick people. The pop-up mega hospital in India’s financial capital...

India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

May. 08, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationwide shutdown. At over...

As virus engulfs India, diaspora watches with despair

Apr. 30, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bad news, knowing no time zones, arrives in a jarring burst of messages, calls and posts informing millions of members of India's worldwide diaspora that yet another loved one has been sickened or lost to the coronavirus. Sometimes it comes in a...