Extreme heavy showers, lightning kill 13 in Maharashtra; over 560 people rescued

The officials said that 560 people rescued after the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and helicopters were deployed

 

A minimum of 13 persons died in heavy rains, floods and lightning in different parts of Maharashtra with the Marathwada region bearing the brunt of the heavy rains.

 

The officials on Tuesday had said that over 560 people were rescued after the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and helicopters were deployed.

 

The officials said that apart from this, over two hundred cattles were washed away in the floods and numerous houses were damaged, that has caused a disruptions in a region that is a perennially drought-plagued area.

 

Other parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai received heavy rains on Tuesday.

 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted ‘extremely heavy rains’ at a few regions in Marathwada, Mumbai and other parts of the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra for the next 24 hours.

 

The Marathwada district in central Maharashtra has faced rain ire includes eight districts which are Aurangabad, Latur, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Nanded, Beed, Jalna and Hingoli.

 

Heavy showers was experienced in the catchment area of the Manjara dam that has forced the authorities to open all the eighteen gates of the reservoir to discharge water on Tuesday.

 

The office added that this opening of gates of the reservoir had led to flooding in Several villages in Beed district, and an alert was announced in other neighbouring districts.

 

The disaster management department officials has said in Mumbai that the 13 people who have lost their lives due to heavy showers and lightning in parts of Maharashtra and another 136 have received injuries.

 

The official added that out of 13 deaths, 12 were reported from Marathwada and Vidarbha districts while the 13th one from North Maharashtra’s Nashik area.

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