Over 100 people died due to rain in Maharashtra
Mumbai: Unprecedented rain has taken a life of over 100 people across Maharashtra, in which 36 people died due to landslide in the coastal Raigad district.
Over 33 bodies have been recovered and 52 still missing; 32 houses have been destroyed, said Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde.
The government has shifted nearly 84,452 people, including over 40,000 in Kolhapur district to safer places in Western Maharashtra's Pune division.
In Satara district in Western Maharashtra has also been battered by the rain and several people have been reportedly swept away by the floodwaters,
Over 84,452 people, including over 40,000 in Kolhapur district, were shifted to safer places in Western Maharashtra's Pune division, a senior official in the revenue department said.
Nearly 54 villages have been completed affected due to the floods, while 821 were partially affected in Kolhapur, where the Panchganga river is flowing at a level higher than that witnessed during the peak of floods in 2019, the official added.
Due to multiple landslides, nearly 100 people have died. Several districts in the state have received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours. The Konkan region has received heavy rainfall in the last few days.
Eleven people, including eight Nepalese workers, onboard a bus had a narrow escape as they were rescued in the nick of time before the vehicle swept away in a flooded river in Kolhapur district on Friday.
Rescue teams of the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, and other agencies are already in the state to assist the relief work. Six teams of the Indian Army and Navy are expected to join the rescue work today.
The Maharashtra government has announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each to the families of those killed. The injured will be treated in hospitals at government expense.