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At least 50 dead in Maharashtra landslide

Incessant rain over the last few days has thrown life out of gear in Mumbai and several other parts of Maharashtra.

Over 50 people died in different landslides and wall collapse incidents.

The biggest tragedy happened in Raigad district where several houses were destroyed due to landslides and killed over 30 people.

Another massive landslide was reported from Raigad district’s Poladpur on Thursday.

Over 10 houses were damaged while few others washed away.

Several houses were also damaged after landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ambenagar and Mirgaon in Satara district.

Loss of life was also reported after a building collapsed in Govandi area of ​​Mumbai.

Apart from this, Several low lying areas of Kher and Posare have been submerged. Locals are facing major difficulties due to disrupted power supply.

Two Indian Air Force helicopters Mi-17V5s and Mi-17 have been called in for rescue operations to evacuate stranded in Ratnagiri’s Chiplun and Khed areas.

NDRF along with several other organisations are in place to provide immediate relief. More than 14 NDRF teams are on spot at different locations.

Another team has been deployed to Poladpur. While, Two teams of Indian Coast guard and Navy are carrying out rescue operations in Ratnagiri district.

Several parts of state including Raigarh, Ratnagiri, Palghar, Thane, Kolhapur and Satara are facing flood like situation due to incessant rains. Maharashtra Chief Minister has annouced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for the next of kin of those who have died in flood-related incidents in the state.

He has also directed officials to provide relief to those affected in the state and took stock of the flood situation in the Ratnagiri and Raigad districts.

Chief Minister visited the disaster control room in Mumbai and reviewed situation at several other parts of the state.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister and assured support to mitigate the situation.

Prime Minister also expressed grief on lives lost due to landslide in Raigad and wished speedy recovery of those injured.

PM assured all possible help from the Central government to tackle the untoward incident.

Moving further south, Several parts of Goa, including Sattari and Bicholim tehsils in north are reeling under flood-like situation.

Large number of houses were inundated following heavy rains over the past few days.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inspected rural areas in North Goa, where flood-like situation has emerged after heavy rain over the last 10 days.

Telangana is also receiving heavy rain from last two days. Several parts of the state were submerged. People living in low lying areas of Nizamabad were moved to safer locations by the National Disaster Response Force team.

In Karnataka, Incessant down pour have crippled normal life in Dharwad district.

The adverse effect of heavy rains were seen far and wide in the state.

Traffic was also affected on National Highway 4 due to water-logging. Tunga river is flowing above the danger level mark.

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