Tiware Dam breach: 20 dead, search operation enters 7th day

Published: Jul 09, 2019, 12:40 IST | mid-day online desk

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

Tiware Dam breach: 20 dead, search operation enters 7th day
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Ratnagiri:The rescue operation in the Tiware Dam breach which has claimed 20 lives, entered the seventh day by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Tuesday. The NDRF has recovered 20 bodies so far and the operation for the missing 3 is still underway.

A total of 23 people went missing after the dam developed a breach due to heavy rains on the night of on July 3 in the area causing a flood-like situation in several downstream villages.

The death toll rose to 20 after one more body was recovered during the search operation on Tuesday. Villages have been evacuated and the situation is under control now, said police. Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister 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 capacity of Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district is 0.08 TMC. 

With inputs from ANI

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6 dead, over 22 missing as Tiware Dam in Ratnagiri breached

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