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Continual rainfall claims 7 lives in north, central Maharashtra

Meanwhile, a team of State Disaster Response Force has been deployed for rescue and relief operations.

Continual rainfall claims 7 lives in north, central Maharashtra
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In the past two days, continual downpour in parts of central and north Maharashtra has claimed at least seven lives.

Moreover, as per officials, at least 250 people in Chalisgaon in Jalgaon district have been shifted to safer places, while hundreds of cattle are feared washed away in the floodwater. Meanwhile, the landslide in Kannad-Chalisgaon ghat has resulted in the closure of the Dhule-Aurangabad highway.

According to reports, river Girna’s water level rose significantly affecting five villages in Chalisgaon in Jalgaon. As a result of the severe rainfall, many houses were submerged, forcing the district administration to shift 250 people from more than 50 families to a safer place. Meanwhile, a team of State Disaster Response Force has been deployed for rescue and relief operations.

Furthermore, vehicular traffic ensued on Dhule-Aurangabad highway after three landslides in Kannad-Chalisgaon ghat (pass in hilly area) during the early hours on Tuesday. In addition, several vehicles have been damaged in the landslide that occurred at midnight.

On the other hand, earlier on Monday, a light downpour was witnessed across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) with IMD’s observatory in Santacruz recording 1mm of rain up to 5:30 pm. In addition, most of the monitoring stations across the city, Thane and Navi Mumbai witnessed between 1 and 5mm of downpour during the same period. The IMD had earlier informed us that moderate rains are expected from August 20 to September 2. Since the beginning of August, Mumbai city, suburbs, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg districts have received very little rainfall.

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