Maharashtra: Around 22 people missing as dam breached in Ratnagiri; six bodies recovered

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 03, 2019, 08:42 AM(IST)

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A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police and volunteers are present at the spot and carrying out relief efforts.

As heavy rains lashed parts of Maharashtra, bodies of six people were recovered by civil administration after in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri after Tiware dam breached on Wednesday, causing a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages.

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According to a report by news agency ANI, around 22-24 people are feared to be missing. Twelve houses near the dam have been washed away. 

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police and volunteers are present at the spot and carrying out relief efforts.

Further details regarding the incident are awaited.

Parts of Maharashtra are hit by worst monsoon rain with Mumbai, country's financial capital, recording the second highest rainfall in the last 45 years.

The heavy downpour has caused several accidents across Maharashtra while issues like waterlogging have brought the city to a standstill.

Following the torrential rains, Tuesday was declared a public holiday by the state government and people were advised to avoid stepping out of their houses. 

Several subways and roads have been shut due to water logging and flooding.

The main runway of the Mumbai airport was also shut for operation after a flight overshot the main runway.

Meanwhile, more rains have been predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department for the next 48 hours.

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