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Sunday, 19 September 2021 12.35 AM IST

Landslides along with heavy rains in Maharashtra, 36 killed in Raigad

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MUMBAI: Thirty six people have died in a landslide near a village in coastal Raigad district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday.


The toll in the incident near Talai village in Mahad tehsil is likely to rise, police said, as many areas of Maharashtra continued to face rain fury since the past few days.


"Thirty-six bodies have been recovered from the landslide spot. Locals say more people are feared trapped," and official said.


A team of NDRF has reached Mahad, around 160 km from Mumbai, and another will reach there soon, the official said.


Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is reviewing the situation, he added.

Over 1,000 people have been rescued so far by various relief operations in Maharashtra's Raigad after landslides caused by incessant rain. "The local administration is appealing stranded people to come on their rooftops so that they may be visible and can be rescued rescue through boats. The search operation is also being conducted by helicopters," an official statement said.

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