33 Dead Bodies Recovered, 52 Missing and 32 Houses Destroyed in Raigad District

IMD has issued a red alert for Raigad, Ratnagiri and other districts of Maharashtra.

The Konkan region of Maharashtra has been bash due to continuous downpour for several days which caused major rivers in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts to overflow.


Continous downpour wreaked a landslide in Raigad. Eknath Shinde of Maharashtra's Urban Development and PWD had visited Tilaye village and gave the destruction figures of the area.


He said that 33 dead bodies recovered and 52 still missing and total of 32 houses have been destroyed.


Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray had announced ex-gratia of rupees 5 lakh each who lost their lives in the landslides caused by heavy downpour in various parts of the state.


The continous downpour created havoc in the region as nearly 136 people were killed in the state and many teams of NDRF had to be pressed into service for rescue operations.


Thackeray was informed about the flood situation in Mahad by the Raigad District Collector and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also announced ex-gratia of rupees 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased.


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for six districts of Maharashtra which have been already hit hard by heavy rains, forecasted extremely heavy rainfall and recommended preventive actions.


The IMD also said, “Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely to continue over west coast during the next two to three days with reduction thereafter."


Prime Minister and Chief Minister had been closely monitoring the situation.


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