Maharashtra rains: Nine dead in last 24 hours, 76 since June

By Shgun S -- July 10, 2022 6:29 pm -- Updated:July 10, 2022 6:32 pm

Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 10: Continuous rainfall and its related incidents claimed the lives of nine people in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, the State Disaster Management Department said on Sunday.

According to the Maharashtra SDMD, as many as 76 people have died since June 1 and a total of 838 houses were damaged due to the rain-related incidents in the state.

"At least 4,916 people have been shifted to safer locations, and 35 relief camps were set up by the disaster management department and rehabilitation department," it stated.

The SDMD further reported that 125 animals were killed in rain/flood-related incidents in Maharashtra since June 1.

Since the start of the monsoon, heavy rain has been pouring in a number of areas of Maharashtra during the last few weeks.

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Meanwhile, Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rain since Monday after which areas are waterlogged and traffic movement has been affected.

Earlier on Tuesday, a landslide incident was reported in Ghatkopar's Panchsheel Nagar in Mumbai amidst heavy rains, which damaged a house. The next day, another landslide was seen near Pratapgarh Fort in Maharashtra's Satara district.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted a fresh spell of intense rainfall over Maharashtra from July 12.

"Fresh intense wet spell likely over Gujarat, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka from July 12, 2022," it tweeted.

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-PTC News

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