40 people rescued amid heavy rainfall in Pune; flood-like situation in Baramati

As many as 40 people were rescued in the flood-affected Nimgaon Ketki village in Pune district on Wednesday. According to SDO, Baramati, Pune, 40 people safely rescued, while rescue operations for 15 others underway in flood-affected Nimgaon Ketki village of Pune district. In another incident near Indapur, two people who washed away with their vehicle have been rescued.

As per a visual, locals in Indapur area in Pune rescued a man with the help of a JCB machine who washed away in an overflowing stream, due to heavy rainfall.

Water has also entered into the residential areas of Baramati in Pune. Visuals shared by news agency ANI show Baramati facing a flood-like situation with inundated roads and partially submerged vehicles.

Visuals shared by netizens show the night sky lit up with streaks of lightning and flooded roads through which vehicles were struggling to move. Many also complained that they were facing network issues.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday night, Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said that while the rain had receded somewhat, it would take some time to solve the waterlogging problem. He urged people to stay within the safety of their homes.

In related news, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in parts of Maharashtra for Thursday. It has also issued a red alert for the entire North Konkan area, including Mumbai and Thane.

(With inputs from agencies)

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