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Maharashtra: Search operation enters seventh day in Tiware Dam breach

Tiware dam. Photograph:( IANS )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 09, 2019, 11.03 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

The search operation by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for the missing persons in Tiware Dam breach has entered the seventh day on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 20 after one more body was recovered during the search operation on June 7.

The Tiware dam in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri was breached on June 2 due to heavy rainfall.

According to police, villagers have been moved to safer places and the situation is under control now.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced Rs 4-lakh compensation for the kin of each of the deceased and promised a probe saying action will be taken against anyone found guilty of negligence. 

The chief minister has also ordered a probe into the incident.