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Maharashtra monsoon mayhem kills 136 in 2 days, 59 missing after landslides in Raigad

A total of 44 bodies have been retrieved from the debris till now from 2 locations in the Tilaye village of Maharashtra's Raigad after a landslide caused by excessive rain, District Collector, Nidhi Chaudhary informed on Thursday.
 

Maharashtra monsoon mayhem kills 129 in 2 days, 44 bodies recovered, 52 missing after landslides in Raigad-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jul 24, 2021, 10:21 AM IST
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At least 129 people died in various rain-related incidents, including multiple landslides and flooding, in Maharashtra in the past two days.

While 84,452 people under the Pune division were shifted to safer places on Friday as heavy showers continued to wreak havoc in the state, officials said.

A total of 44 bodies have been retrieved from the debris till now from 2 locations in the Tilaye village of Maharashtra's Raigad after a landslide caused by excessive rain, District Collector, Nidhi Chaudhary informed on Thursday.

35 injured are under treatment. Total 6 locations experienced landslides in Raigad district, she added.

Eleven people, including eight Nepalese workers, were rescued in the nick of time before the bus in which they were traveling was swept away in a flooded river in Western Maharashtra's Kolhapur district on early Friday morning, police said.

"The death toll in Maharashtra in the last 48 hours has reached 129. Most of the deaths are from Raigad and Satara districts," the official said.

At one location, a rescue operation is still underway. According to officials and staff present at the spot, around 50 more people are feared trapped under the debris.

Previously, Maharashtra's Urban Development and PWD Minister Eknath Shinde had stated that 80 to 85 people were missing, out of which, 33 bodies were recovered, with many trapped under debris. He also said that teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with local agencies are carrying out the rescue operations.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced an ex-gratia of 5 lakh each for the kin of those who lost their lives in the landslides caused by torrential rainfall in various parts of the state.

Speaking of the weather forecast in Maharashtra, no immediate relief appears in sight as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for six districts that have already been pounded by downpour, forecasting “extremely heavy” rainfall and recommending preventive actions. The alert has been issued for Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg in coastal Konkan and also for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur in Western Maharashtra.

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