Maharashtra: 36 Killed In Mahad Due To Landslides, Death Toll May Increase

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Raigad, 23 July 2021: Atleast 36 people have died due to landslide in Mahad area of Raigad district following heavy rains. Police said on Friday that the death toll could rise further as many people were still feared trapped.

Due to heavy rains in many areas of Maharashtra, there are flood-like conditions and there are reports of landslides in many places.

Officials said 36 bodies have been recovered from the landslide site in Mahad. Locals say that more people are feared trapped. An NDRF team has reached Mahad, about 160 km from Mumbai, and another team will reach there soon, the official said. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is reviewing the situation.

According to Raigad District Guardian Minister Aditi Tatkare, a team of rescue teams have pulled out 36 bodies from the rubble after a landslide at Talai village near Mahad. Some houses were hit by landslides due to the slipping of part of the hill late on Thursday night.

She said that 20 local rescue teams were engaged in clearing the debris, while the NDRF and police were searching for the missing.

According to Aditi Tatkare, the local administration is now engaged in identifying the recovered bodies. Tatkare said that around 25-30 houses were hit by landslides caused by heavy rains.

From Konkan to Mumbai, there are flood-like situations due to heavy rains. More than six thousand people were stranded in Konkan due to rain on Thursday.


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