Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those killed in rain-related incidents in the state. The Chief Minister’s Secretariat has informed that the government will bear the treatment of the injured in such incidents.
District Collector, Raigad Collector Nidhi Choudhary told news agency ANI that a total of 36 people died due to landslides in the district, 32 in Talai area and four in Sakhar Sutar Wadi. At the same time, eight people have died in Satara while two people are still missing. The District Magistrate said that 27 people have been safely rescued.
Full eye on flood situation in Maharashtra: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the Raigad accident. PM Modi tweeted, “Flood situation in Maharashtra is being closely monitored. I express my condolences to the families of the victims. Full help is being provided by the central government.”
Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief
Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the Raigad accident. Home Minister Shah spoke to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NDRF DG and assured all possible help.
Heavy rains worsen the situation in Maharashtra
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that about 35 people lost their lives due to landslide in Talai village of Raigad. Relief and rescue work is going on at many places. The Chief Minister said that I have ordered the evacuation and relocation of those people where there is a possibility of landslides. Uddhav Thackeray said that the NDRF and other rescue teams are facing difficulty in reaching the flood-affected areas in Chiplun due to damage to the road and bridge.
At the same time, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said that there is a situation of concern in Kolhapur due to the rise in the water level of Panchganga river. He said that 40-50 casualties have been reported. 2 teams of NDRF are present there and one more is about to come.
Red alert issued for Mumbai and Konkan
The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Konkan, Mumbai and its adjoining districts for the next three days. At the same time, the NDRF team is taking the people trapped in the water to safer places. So far 8 people have died in rain-related incidents in Konkan division. Around 700 people have been evacuated safely.
Trains canceled due to rain
Due to the rain, there have been landslides at many places on the Konkan rail route. Rail service has been stopped in Ratnagiri district due to rain, more than five thousand passengers are stranded at different places. NDRF teams have been deployed to evacuate them.