Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday informed that around 35 people have lost their lives due to incessant rain triggered landslides in Raigad district of the state and assured that rescue operations are underway.
After taking stock of the situation, Uddhav Thackeray told reporters, “Due to landslides in Talai village, Raigad around 35 people have lost their lives. Rescue operation is underway at many places. I have ordered the evacuation and relocation of people who are living in areas where there is a possibility of landslide.”
“NDRF and other rescue teams are facing problems reaching to the flood-affected areas in Chiplun as the roads and bridges are damaged. The situation remains tense”, said Maharashtra Chief Minister.
Several areas in Maharashtra have been battered by rain over the past few days. The chief minister was informed about the flood situation in Mahad by the Raigad District Collector.
“The rescue operation has been started with the help of rescue squads and helicopters in Mahad, and the administration has appealed to people stranded in their homes due to landslides to come to their rooftops so that they can be spotted easily and rescued,” said District Collector Nidhi Chaudhary.