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Maharashtra Floods: 209 Dead, 8 Missing Due to Flood, Heavy Rains

Mumbai: The death toll has climbed to 209 in Maharashtra and eight people are still missing amid to floods and heavy rains in the state, reported the data of the State Disaster Management Unit on Wednesday (July 28).

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) (Photo Credit: PTI)

Mumbai: The death toll has climbed to 209 in Maharashtra and eight people are still missing amid to floods and heavy rains in the state, reported the data of the State Disaster Management Unit on Wednesday (July 28).

As per the latest information of the management unit, 43 roads are fully submerged under water and a bridge on the Vashisthi river was heavy damaged at Chiplun due to ongoing heavy floods.

Meanwhile, 4,34,185 people have been evacuated from the areas which are affected due to the floods.

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Over 16 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been operating at Thane, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, and Sindhudurg, stated the administration.

The state management unit also said that 308 relief camps are based at Kolhapur and Sanghli for rescue operations in all the flood-affected area. Indian Army and Air Force have also been deployed at Kolhapur and Ratnagiri National Disaster Response Force.

On July 23, IAF had carried out flood relief operations at Maharastra’s Ratnagiri districts.

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The IAF has positioned two Mi-17V5s and two Mi-17s for flood relief operations.

On July 22, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey held an emergency meeting to take stock of the flood situation that has occurred in the Ratnagiri and Raigad districts of the state due to torrential rains.

(With ANI Inputs)