Rains wreak havoc in Maharashtra, 129 feared killed in two days

As many as 129 people have died in rain-related incidents, including multiple landslides, in Maharashtra over the last two days, while 84,452 people under the Pune division were shifted to safer places on Friday as heavy showers continued to wreak havoc in the state, officials said.
The deceased included 38 individuals who perished in a landslide in Raigad district on Thursday, a senior official from the state catastrophe administration division mentioned. “The death toll in Maharashtra in the last 48 hours has reached 129. Most of the deaths are from Raigad and Satara districts,” the official mentioned.
Besides landslides, a number of individuals have been swept away in floodwaters. The official put the dying toll in Satara district at 27. Other fatalities included these reported from japanese districts equivalent to Gondia and Chandrapur, he mentioned. The landslide in Raigad district happened close to Talai village in Mahad tehsil on Thursday night. NDRF groups and native officers have been engaged in rescue work in Mahad.
Landslides additionally hit Ambeghar and Mirgaon villages in Satara’s Patan tehsil throughout Thursday night time, burying a complete of eight homes, mentioned Ajay Kumar Bansal, superintendent of police, Satara rural. But no deaths have been confirmed in the two incidents by officers to date.
Around 10 individuals have been feared trapped after a landslide in Ratnagiri district. Eleven individuals, together with eight Nepalese staff, have been rescued in the nick of time earlier than the bus in which they have been touring was swept away in the flooded Chikodi river in Kolhapur district, police mentioned. The incident happened round 2.30 am at Pangire village in Bhudargad tehsil. The bus driver was detained and booked for driving on the flooded bridge, police mentioned. In one other incident in the wee hours of Friday, a Ratnagiri-bound bus of the Karnataka authorities’s transport service obtained stranded in water on Kolhapur-Panhala street. As many as 25 passengers have been safely evacuated, the police mentioned.
As many as 84,452 individuals, together with over 40,000 in Kolhapur district, have been shifted to safer locations in Western Maharashtra’s Pune division as rains battered the area and rivers have been in spate, officers mentioned.

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