120 lives lost in rain, flood-related incidents since June 1 in Maharashtra

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 12 (ANI): A total of 120 lives have been lost in the rain and flood-related incidents in Maharashtra since June 1, according to the Maharashtra State Disaster Situation Report Index.

A total of 95 persons were injured amidst the torrential downpour in the state. According to the data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the coastal state received 804.5 mm of rainfall till August 11.

As per the report, the death toll of animals stands at 240 so far, in which 7 died in the last 24 hours.

As many as 316 villages have been severely affected due to floods in the state, according to disaster management officials. Around 19,135 persons have been evacuated so far, and 106 relief camps have been set up.

The IMD has predicted very heavy rainfall for Maharashtra’s Palghar Friday. The major rivers of the district – Vaitarna, and Tansa are flowing above the danger mark. Several parts of Maharashtra have been witnessing heavy rainfall over the past few days amidst the wet spell on the state since the onset of a torrential monsoon.

A number of 28 districts have been reported affected due to heavy rainfalls in the state including Pune, Satara, Solapur, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Beed, Latur, Washim, Yavatmal, Dhule, Jalna, Akola, Bhandara, Buldhana, Nagpur, Nandurbar, Mumbai Sub, Palghar, Thane, Nanded, Amravati, Wardha, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Gadchiroli, Sangli, Chandrapur.

Kolhapur, Palghar, Nashik, Pune, and Ratnagiri districts for heavy rains were on red alert till July 14.

Earlier in July, Maharashtra reported that 84 people died and 66 others were injured due to floods from June 1 till July 18.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had visited the flood-affected areas and promised to extend all possible help to people. (ANI)

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