Incessant rain during the last 24 hours has led to devastating floods in elements of Maharashtra, with three districts flooded and two districts dealing with a flood-like scenario. This is the heaviest spell of rain within the state in July in 40 years. The Navy has been roped in for rescue and evacuation.
Several groups of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel too have been deployed for rescue operations within the Konkan area. While Ratnagiri, Raigad, Kolhapur districts are flooded, Sangli and Amravati are dealing with a flood-like scenario.
More than 50 per cent space of the coastal city of Chiplun in Ratnagiri, round 250 km from Mumbai and having a inhabitants of over 70,000, has bought submerged in flood waters, information company PTI reported.
A terrifying video from Chiplun reveals a number of individuals making an attempt to tug up a lady from a flooded space utilizing what seems to be a rope. The lady clings on to the rope as she is pulled up, however simply as she nears the terrace of the constructing, the rescuers lose grip and she or he falls into the water.
Several persons are lacking after landslides in Raigad, which additionally led to roads being blocked.
Mumbai, neighbouring Thane and Palghar and different districts within the Konkan area have been witnessing heavy downpour since the previous few days. This morning, seven individuals died and three have been injured after a constructing collapsed in Mumbai’s Govandi space.
The Mumbai-Goa Highway has been closed for visitors attributable to extreme flooding within the area.
The Met division has issued purple and orange alerts for a number of areas in Maharashtra which are set to obtain heavy rainfall within the subsequent few days.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday held an emergency assembly to take inventory of the scenario and requested catastrophe Management models and different departments accountable to remain vigilant and begin rescue operations instantly.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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