The torrential rains in Maharashtra for the last few days have created havoc. Heavy rains have broken the people of the state as a problem. Due to this, 129 people have lost their lives in the last two days. Many people are still trapped under the rubble in these incidents in Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Satara in the last 24 hours. Apart from NDRF and SDRF, the Navy has also taken a stand to take people to safe places in flood-hit areas.
In the last two days in the rain-hit Pune, 84,452 people have been shifted to safer places. The NDRF team is engaged in relief and rescue work on a war footing in the flood-affected areas. NDRF team distributed food to people in Kolhapur.
Coastal Konkan, Raigad, and West Maharashtra of Maharashtra have been receiving torrential rains for the last three days. The famous tourist destination Mahabaleshwar situated in the same area has been 1500 mm in the last three days. Rain has been recorded. A large part of Chiplun town in Ratnagiri district was submerged on Thursday due to heavy rains. After the water level receded in Chiplun on Friday, the magnitude of the damage there was visible.
In many areas, more than a hundred people have lost their lives due to landslides on the mountains. Apart from the landslide, many people were washed away in the strong current of the flood.
Thirty houses of the village were buried in a landslide in Talai village of Raigad
In the coastal district of Raigad, 36 people have died so far after the village was buried by a landslide. At the same time, four people died and seven were injured when a house collapsed in Mumbai. Apart from this, 28 people lost their lives in separate incidents in Satara and Raigad. Heavy rains took the form of floods in Mahabaleshwar, Navaja, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and lost contact with hundreds of villages.
Thirty houses of the village were buried in a landslide on Thursday night in Talai village of Mahad tehsil of Raigad. Relief teams arrived late as the roads were full of water. Police engaged in rescue work have till Friday pulled out 36 bodies from under the rubble. Debris and people are feared trapped.
At the same time, a house collapsed at 5 am in the Shivaji Nagar area of Gewandi in East Mumbai. Seven fire tenders reached the spot and rescued 15 people who were buried, 11 of them were in critical condition and were taken to two different hospitals.
Doctors at the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar declared Neha Parvez Shaikh, Mokar Jabir Shaikh, and Fareen Shaikh brought dead while a woman named Shamshad Shaikh died during treatment. Apart from this, some people have also been admitted to Lokmanya Tilak Hospital in Sion.
At the same time, 12 people, including children, were killed, 15 people were injured due to a landslide at Ambeghar at the foot of the hill in Patan tehsil of Satara. Eight people died trapped in the rubble of a house in Miragaon.
On the other hand, eight patients under treatment on ventilators died due to water entering the Kovid Hospital in Chiplun. Teams of NDRF, Navy, and Air Force are engaged in relief work and CM Uddhav Thackeray is constantly monitoring the situation.
Modi-Shah spoke to Uddhav, assured of all possible help
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and took stock of the situation and assured all possible help from the Center. Along with the state and NDRF engaged in relief work, the Navy has also taken the lead. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also took stock of the situation by talking to Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and assured all possible cooperation of the army.
The Center will give two lakhs to the families of those who died in the Raigad landslide
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the landslide accident in Raigad and prayed for the souls of those who died. Expressing condolences to the families of the victims in these difficult moments, he announced Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the families of the deceased. 50 thousand should be given to the injured.
Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde visits Tilaye village in Raigad after landslides caused by excessive rains in the district