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Maha: 129 Dead In Rain-Related Incidents In 48 Hours

Mumbai: A senior official of the State Disaster Management Department told PTI that on Friday evening that 129 people have died in rain-related incidents, including landslides, in Maharashtra in the last 48 hours.

This includes the death of 38 people in a landslide on Thursday in a village in Mahad tehsil of coastal Raigad district.

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The death toll in Maharashtra has reached 129 in the last 48 hours, the official said. The maximum number of deaths occurred in Raigad and Satara districts.

Apart from landslides, many people were washed away in the floodwaters. The official put the death toll in various incidents in western Maharashtra’s Satara district at 27. 

He said other deaths also included the death toll in eastern districts like Gondia and Chandrapur.

A landslide occurred near Talai village of Mahad tehsil in Raigad district on Thursday evening.

“Thirty-six bodies have been recovered from the spot so far,” a senior police official had said earlier in the day. 

Besides, 10 persons were feared trapped after a landslide in the coastal Ratnagiri district.

(With PTI Inputs)

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