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36 Killed In Landslide Amid Heavy Rains In Maha’s Raigad; 30 Feared Trapped

Mumbai: Total 36 people were killed and at least 30 others were trapped due to landslides in Raigad district of Maharashtra amid heavy rainfall in the state, an official said

Rising water levels of river Panchaganga have claimed at least 40-45 lives in Kolhapur.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said today that around 35 people have died in a landslide in Talai village of Raigad. “Rescue operations are underway at many places. I have ordered evacuation and relocation of people living in landslide-prone areas,” he said.

“DRF and other rescue teams are facing problems reaching to the flood-affected areas in Chiplun as the roads and bridges are damaged. The situation remains tense,” CM Uddhav Thackeray added.

Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to a landslide in Raigad, Maharashtra. Rs 50,000 would be given to the injured: PMO

Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah dialled Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and promised support from the Centre.

“The accident in Maharashtra’s Raigad due to heavy rain and landslides is very sad. I have spoken to CM Uddhav Thackeray & NDRF DG SN Pradhan in this regard. NDRF teams are engaged in relief & rescue operations. The Centre is extending all possible help there,” says Union HM Amit Shah.

The death toll in the Raigad tragedy has risen to 36. District Collector Nidhi Choudhary said, “A total of 36 people died due to landslides in the district, out of which 32 died in Talai and 4 in Sakhar Sutar Wadi.” 30 people are stranded. Raigad said.

There is a situation of concern in Kolhapur due to the rise in the water level of the Panchganga River. Maharashtra Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said, “Aid is being sent, 45-50 casualties have been reported. 2 NDRF teams are present and 1 is on the way.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the coastal region (Ratnagiri and Raigad districts) for the next three days.

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