Maharashtra Rain: Heavy rains have lashed the area in the last two days. In the state of Maharashtra, relief and rescue operations are on a war footing. At least 129 people were killed in landslides in the state due to rains and landslides.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Rain: Heavy rains have lashed the area in the last two days. In the state of Maharashtra, relief and rescue operations are on a war footing. At least 129 people were killed in landslides in the state due to rains and landslides. Meanwhile, heavy rains are expected in Konkan for the next two-three days. This has added to Konkan’s worries. The Indian Meteorological Department has also forecast heavy rains in central Maharashtra. Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat has informed that 136 rains have fallen in the state since June 1. There has been an increase in the incidence of pain collapses this year. (136 deaths due to rains in Maharashtra; Red alert in 6 districts)
At least 44 people have been killed so far in Taliye village in Mahad in Raigad district. It is feared that 20 to 30 people are still trapped under the pile. The death toll is feared to rise to 70. In Satara, 12 people were killed in a landslide in Mirgaon and 17 in Ambeghar. At least four people have been killed and 13 others are missing in Ratnagiri district. In Chiplun, relief work is on the battlefield.
The siege of Panchganga to Kolhapur and Sangli to Krishna
Tensions have risen in Kolhapur and Sangli. Panchganga is surrounded by Kolhapur, while Sangli is surrounded by Krishna. There are fears of a bigger crisis than 2019. This has added to the anxiety. Meanwhile, it rained like a cloud at night in Sindhudurg in West Konkan. Due to this rain, Curly and Terekhol rivers in Sindhudurg have been flooded. Many villages along the river have been flooded. There is also three to four feet of water on Madkhol, Sawantwadi, Amboli road.
Major accident in Khed taluka
After Mahad, a big accident has taken place in Khed taluka of Ratnagiri district. 17 people have been buried in Posar village. The bodies of 4 of them have been recovered. The search is on for 13 people trapped under the digha. So the death toll is feared to rise. A landslide hit 18 houses in Boudhwadi of Posare Khurd last night. NDRF personnel are conducting rescue operations on the battlefield.
Meanwhile, in Pune division on Friday, 84,452 people have been shifted to safer places. As many as 84,452 people in the Pune division of Maharashtra have been evacuated due to torrential rains and short-lived rivers.
Danger persists at Sangli-Satara
More than 40,000 of those evacuated are from Kolhapur district. According to officials, the Panchganga river near Kolhapur city is flowing at flood level in 2019. The district includes Sangli and Satara districts along with Pune and Kolhapur. Satara has been hit hard by torrential rains and landslides.
30 people missing after landslide
According to a senior official of the state disaster management department, 38 of the dead were due to landslides in the coastal Raigad district. Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday evening issued a new red alert for Satara district, forecasting torrential rains in the hilly ghat areas of the district in the next 24 hours, with about 30 people missing after the landslide. A bus was swept away in a river in Kolhapur district on Friday morning. Eleven people, including eight Nepali workers, were rescued from the bus.
Meteorological Department warning
The people of the state do not seem to be getting any relief from the rains as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued red alerts for six districts hit by rains. The IMD has forecast ‘torrential rains’ and recommended precautionary measures. A red alert has been issued for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts in coastal Konkan and Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts in western Maharashtra for the next 24 hours.