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Rain raining as a disaster in Maharashtra; Heavy landslide in Satara, these many people lost their lives

According to the report, more than 84 thousand people have been shifted to safer places in Pune, Maharashtra affected by rain

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The rain that has been raining in Maharashtra for the last few days is causing havoc. According to the report of a leading news agency, 129 people have lost their lives in the last two days due to torrential rains in Maharashtra. Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara regions of the state have been severely affected by the heavy rains. There have been reports of heavy landslides in Satara. Along with NDRF and SDRF, the Navy is also engaged in relief and rescue operations.

According to the report, more than 84 thousand people have been shifted to safer places in Pune, Maharashtra affected by rain. The NDRF team is carrying out relief and rescue work on a war footing in flood-affected areas. The NDRF team has also distributed food to the people. The State Disaster Management Department has said that the death toll in the incidents due to heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Raigad has risen to 47. The department further informed that around 90,000 people have been evacuated from flood-affected areas in nine districts.

The Maharashtra disaster management has also issued a red alert by identifying the areas affected by the landslide. On the other hand, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘Red Alert’ for the Satara district of Maharashtra. Along with this, ‘Orange Alert’ has also been issued for Pune and Kolhapur. The India Meteorological Department has also predicted ‘heavy rain’ in the hilly areas of the western Maharashtra district in the next 24 hours.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and took stock of the situation in the state. Along with this, the Center has assured to provide all possible help to Maharashtra. NDRF and Navy are also engaged in rescue operation in the flood-affected areas of the state. According to a Leading Daily report, 21 teams of NDRF along with the Coast Guard and 14 other teams are working together in these areas.

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