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In Maharashtra, 27 lifeless in rain-related incidents; Uddhav Thackeray places state equipment on excessive alert – India News , Firstpost


Over 20,000 individuals have been evacuated to safer locations in three districts of Solapur, Sangli and Pune whereas Mumbai witnessed water-logging in lots of areas

At least 27 individuals have died in rain-related incidents in Solapur, Sangli and Pune districts of western Maharashtra, officers stated on Thursday.Mumbai too witnessed water-logging in lots of areas after in a single day rains on Thursday.

The districts in western Maharashtra,  Pune, Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur, have been witnessing heavy showers within the final two days.

“Total 27 people have died due to rain-related incidents in Solapur, Sangli and Pune districts since Wednesday. 14 casualties are from Solapur district, nine from Sangli and four from Pune district,” stated an official from the Pune divisional commissioner’s workplace.

In Solapur district, six individuals died in wall collapse within the temple city of Pandharpur on Wednesday, whereas remaining deaths too occurred in rain-and flood-related incidents, he stated.

In Pune, 4 individuals died after getting swept away in a swollen stream at Khanota in Daund tehsil, whereas one individual was nonetheless lacking. Rain-related accidents claimed 9 lives in Sangli district, the official added.

“As per the preliminary information, around 20,000 people have been shifted to safer places in Solapur, Sangli and Pune,” he stated.

“Excess water is being released from Ujani Dam into the Nira and Bhima rivers, so as a precaution, around 8,400 people living along river banks in the Pandharpur tehsil have been shifted to safer places,” stated Sachin Dhole, Sub-Divisional Officer, Solapur, earlier within the day.

In Pandharpur city, some 1,650 individuals have been shifted, he stated.

Additional groups of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been looked for the tehsil, Dhole knowledgeable. Several low-lying areas in Pune skilled water- logging on Wednesday night time after heavy showers.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune metropolis acquired 96 mm rainfall on Wednesday. Besides, Kolhapur acquired 56 mm rainfall within the final 24 hours, an official from the district catastrophe cell stated.

Mumbai skilled heavy rains in a single day together with thunderstorm and lightning, inflicting water-logging in some low-lying areas, officers stated. But public transport companies remained unaffected within the metropolis.

The island metropolis acquired 106.01 mm rain within the 24-hour interval ending at Eight am on Thursday, adopted by 69.18 mm rain in japanese suburbs and 58.36 mm in western suburbs throughout the identical interval, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official stated.

The IMD has issued a ”yellow” alert for Friday, forecasting heavy rain in Mumbai and its suburbs. Heavy rains are anticipated over the ghat areas of Maharashtra, Konkan and south Gujarat throughout the subsequent two days, it stated.

CM places equipment on excessive alert

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday requested the state administration, military, navy and air pressure to be on excessive alert to deal with any emergency arising out of heavy rains and flood-like state of affairs in elements of western Maharashtra and Marathwada.

Thackeray chaired a gathering to take a overview of the flood state of affairs. Heavy rains have been lashing a number of elements of the state, together with Pune, Solapur and Kolhapur. Over 8,000 individuals from Pandharpur tehsil in Solapur district have been shifted to safer locations, officers have stated.

In an announcement, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) groups have been stationed in Osmanabad, Solapur, Pandharpurand Baramati.

Due to winds and cloudburst, heavy rains have lashed a number of districts particularly Pune, Solapur, Osmanabad and Latur, the CMO stated within the assertion.

In Solapur district there may be flood-like state of affairs in villages within the Ujni dam space whereas in Pune district all dams are fully full, it added.

The chief minister requested the administration to keep away from lack of life, property and agriculture because of the heavy rains. Apart from the NDRF, the military, navy and air pressure, have been requested to be on excessive alert for emergency rescue and aid, it stated.

Thackeray requested the authorities to expeditiously perform evaluation of the losses attributable to the rains. He additionally directed the native administration to supply monetary help to the kin of those that misplaced their lives within the wall collapse incident in Pandharpur attributable to heavy rains.

Six individuals have been killed on Wednesday when a wall on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river within the Pandharpur temple city of Solapur district collapsed attributable to heavy rains, officers stated.

With inputs from PTI

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