Maharashtra records 76 deaths in rain-related incidents so far

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall in the coastal Konkan region till July 13. Rainfall of 64 mm to 200 mm is expected in the region, the report said.

AgenciesUpdated: Monday, July 11, 2022, 09:55 AM IST
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Rain-related incidents have claimed the lives of 76 people in the state during the ongoing monsoon season so far, a report by the state disaster management authorities said on Sunday. Of the total number of deceased, nine persons died on Saturday – four in Wardha district, three in Gadchiroli and one each in Nanded and the coastal Sindhudurg district, it said As many as 125 animals have perished since June 1 with rains lashing parts of the state.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall in the coastal Konkan region till July 13. Rainfall of 64 mm to 200 mm is expected in the region, the report said.

In view of the Met department's prediction, teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been stationed in the costal districts, including state capital Mumbai, it added.

In landslide and floodprone areas of Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, people from vulnerable areas have been shifted to safer locations, the report said. Officials had said on Saturday that at least 130 villages in three districts of the state, all in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, have been affected by heavy rains that caused floods in parts of these districts and atleast 200 people were evacuated.

In Gadchiroli district, communication with 128 villages was lost due to heavy rains. Apart from Gadchiroli, Hingoli and Nanded districts in Marathwada also received heavy showers on Friday and Saturday, the state relief and rehabilitation department had said in its a bulletin on Saturday

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