Chiplun: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday (July 25) visited flood-affected Chiplun where he met officials and local representatives to assess the extent of damage and ongoing relief operation.
About 150 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been engaged in relief and rescue operations in floods and landslides affected areas across India, as heavy downpour has disrupted normal lives in several states. 34 teams have been deployed in Maharashtra alone.
Other than Maharashtra, 8 NDRF teams have been deployed in Telangana, while 7 teams are working in Karnataka.
Floods coupled with landslides have created havoc in Ratnagiri, Raigad, Satara as torrential rains pounded Maharashtra in the last few weeks, hitting the coastal Konkan and western parts severely.
A total of 44 bodies have been recovered from the debris of the Mahad landslide in Maharashtra’s Raigad district from two different locations. 35 people who have been injured are still under treatment.
According to the Raigad District Collector, a total of six locations experienced landslides in Raigad district of Maharashtra due to incessant rainfall.
A part of the village that used to be a residential area once upon a time has now become a graveyard of villagers. The Taliye village of Raigad district in Maharashtra has been ravaged by landslides due to incessant rainfall on July 23.
According to villagers, there were about 89 people residing in this area of which 32 bodies were recovered. 5 people have been injured and almost 52 people are feared to be trapped under the debris.