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Maharashtra Rains: Over 100 Killed, Thousands Evacuated Amid Floods in Raigarh, Sangli, Kohlapur & Mahad

Incessant heavy rainfall leading to floods have left villagers in a dire state in some districts of Maharashtra. As the rains have subsided, all one can see, are stories of loss and devastation. The night of 23 July came as disaster for villagers in Mahad, in Raigad. They have lost their houses, clothes, vehicles and more. Floodwater entered their homes and washed away everything they owned.

In the Raigad district itself, a landslide claimed the lives of 36 people. Overall, as many as 129 people have died in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra. Most of the deaths are from Raigad and Satara districts, according to officials. The NDRF and the Indian Navy are continuing rescue operations. The flooded Krishna River waters entered over 1,200 houses in Sangli, and the water continues to remain stagnant even though rains have stopped.

Sangli administration has evacuated 36,000 people from 86 villages, and evacuations continue in submerged areas. The Maharashtra government has urged the Karnataka government to increase the water discharge from Almatti dam for flood management. Water resources minister Jayant Patil said that the foremost challenge is to relocate people, and added that the entire state machinery has been activated in to manage the aftermath of the devastating floods.

 

 

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