Maharashtra Rains: 112 dead, 99 missing; NDRF continues its in-depth research in affected areas

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in a statement informed that an extensive search is on for missing persons in Maharashtra’s Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts.

Sangli: At least 112 people lost their lives in rain-related incidents while 99 remained missing in Maharashtra until Saturday evening, the Relief and Rehabilitation Department said, as quoted by the agency. ANI press.

According to state government data, around 1 lakh 35,000 people were evacuated from areas affected by the floods.

According to data as of July 24 at 9:30 p.m., around 1 lakh 35,000 people were evacuated from flood-affected areas. A total of 112 deaths were reported and 3,221 animals died. A total of 53 people were injured and 99 are missing, ”said the Relief and Rehabilitation Department.

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Floodwaters entered roads and fields, inundating several areas of the Sangli district in Maharashtra. The inhabitants constantly watch and alert passers-by to the rising waters.

“The situation is not good. The water is now receding towards Samdoli. Many cars are also stuck here,” said Sumit, a local. Another Pramod villager, who was among the locals monitoring the water level, said: “We are sitting here to make sure that the floodwaters do not enter Samdoli. If the water exceeds here, our route daily will be closed. “

Meanwhile, residents of neighboring villages have sought to temporarily rehabilitate Samdoli village following flooding in several areas of the Sangli district.

Sarpanch from Samdoli, Vaibhav informed, “About 60 to 70 people have been displaced here. The floods have ravaged their homes, we are organizing everything possible on our side.”

Earlier today, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said in a statement that an extensive search was underway for missing persons in the districts of Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Satara in Maharashtra.

The NDRF said its 26 teams are engaged in relief and rescue operations in Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri, Palghar, Raigad, Sahara, Sangli, Sindhudurg Nagar, and Kolhapur in coordination with the state administration.

Eight more teams are being airlifted to Maharashtra: four each from Kolkata and Vadodara. In addition, a landslide caused by heavy rains in Raigad district killed at least 36 people.

An NDRF team is involved in rescue efforts at the incident site and efforts are being made to airlift another team from Kurla.

The team was unable to land on Friday due to poor weather conditions. Meanwhile, the NDRF is continuously monitoring the weather forecast from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Central Water Commission report and taking action accordingly, the statement said.

(With contributions from the agency)

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