It is with mud up to their knees that rescuers are trying relentlessly to find survivors.
In western India, heavy monsoon rains accompanied by landslides, landslides and floods have left at least 127 dead, as well as dozens missing around Mumbai, the main financial center from the country.
"My whole team is engaged in rescue operations, in places where we suspect there are bodies, where we smell the foul odor of bodies or where the villagers report to us," Rajesh Yawale, inspector of the city, said on Saturday. National Disaster Response Force, which coordinates rescue operations in the village of Taliye, where 114 people were killed.
In parts of the city of Chiplun south of Mumbai, water levels reached nearly six meters on Thursday, after 24 hours of continuous rains that submerged roads and homes.
In all, nearly 150,000 inhabitants had to be evacuated across the country.
Floods and landslides are common in India during the monsoon season (between June and September), but they are intensified by climate change, according to a report by the Potsdam Climate Impact Research Institute (PIK).