- Heavy rains in Maharashtra
- 129 deaths in two days
- Many disappeared in the landslide
Mumbai: Heavy rains and landslides in the past two days have killed 129 people in Maharashtra. In Pune alone, 84,452 people have been relocated to safer places. The evacuation of people from many places continues. The Times of India reported that 38 of the dead were from the Raigad landslide.
“In Maharashtra, 129 people have died in the last 48 hours due to the rains. The highest number of deaths has been reported in the districts of Raigad and Satara,” said an official with the State Disaster Management Authority.
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In addition to landslides, floods have also affected many places. In the Satara district alone, 127 people died, according to official figures. Deaths have also been reported in the eastern districts of Gondia and Chandrapur. Rescue operations by the Army, NDRF and locals continue in various parts of the country.
Many people are missing in a landslide in the Raigad district. Houses were also buried in the villages of Ambegar and Mirgaon in Satara’s Pathan tahsil. The rescue operation is run by Mahadil NDRF and the local government.
Meanwhile, a train derailed in Goa due to landslides caused by heavy rain. The accident took place on a passenger train from Mangalore to Mumbai. No passenger was injured. According to the English news channel NDTV, the derailed carriage was diverted to other carriages and the train diverted to Koolam station.
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