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Maharashtra: Floods wreak havoc; 30 dead and 10 missing in Pune division

Houses are seen submerged in the waters of overflowing river Godavari after heavy rainfall in Nashik. Photograph:( Reuters )

ANI Pune Aug 11, 2019, 10.55 AM (IST)

As many as 30 people died and 10 were missing as on Saturday in Pune division as floods continue to batter Maharashtra.

An update from the Divisional Commissioner office in Pune revealed that 30 died, 10 were missing and over four lakh people were evacuated to safer places due to floods in the five districts of Pune division.

More than 200 roads and 94 bridges were closed in the division due to flooding and landslides.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday visited the flood-affected Kolhapur and Sangli, to take stock of the situation.

85 teams of the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, Territorial Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Army are currently deployed in Sangli and Kolhapur districts for rescue efforts.

Also, more than 300 medical teams are working in Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts.

Indian Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall from Monday onwards in Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara, Pune and Solapur districts in Pune division.

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85 teams of the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, Territorial Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Army are currently deployed in Sangli and Kolhapur districts for rescue efforts.