The death toll in the Raigad landslide in Maharashtra has risen to 22 with the recovery of six more bodies. NDRF continued search and rescue operation at Irshalgad landslide-hit area amid heavy rainfall. The mishap took place in Irshalwadi village of Khalapur Tehsil in Raigad on July 19. Meanwhile, heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai, inundating low-lying areas.
Four persons have died due to a major landslide in Irshalwadi village of Khalapur tehsil of Maharashtra’s Raigad. At least three persons sustained injuries in the incident. Rescue operation is underway, so far, 30 people have been rescued. Soon after the incident, the Raigad Police set up a control room to monitor the situation. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde arrived at the site of the landslide in Irshalwadi village and took stock of the situation. NDRF teams have rushed to the site amid reports of at least 100 persons feared to be trapped. The landslide occurred around 11 pm on Wednesday at Irshalwadi village in Khalapur tehsil. Home Minister Amit Shah Condoled the lost lives in the incident.
Heavy rainfall was witnessed in several areas of Mumbai on July 19. The India Metrological Department has issued a Red Alert for Palghar and Raigad districts. Also, an Orange Alert has been issued for Thane, Mumbai and Ratnagiri. Heavy showers resulted in flooding at Rasayani police station in Raigad district on Wednesday morning, hampering the work,Due to the downpour, a flood-like situation was witnessed in parts of the district. Meanwhile, Raigad District Collector Yogesh Mhase announced a holiday for all schools and colleges in the district today in view of heavy rains.
Twelve people were killed and over 29 persons sustained injuries after a bus fell into a ditch in the Khopoli area of Raigad in Maharashtra on April 15. Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadanvis expressed his sorrow over the incident.He said, “The Khopoli incident is extremely painful. Around 41 passengers were travelling on the bus. 12 people died on spot and remaining were rescued. 18 passengers have been admitted to MGM hospital. 10 have been admitted to Khopoli Nagarpalika Hospital and 1 has been admitted to Jhakotia hospital. The government will help the family members of those impacted in the accident. Investigation is under process to find out the reasons behind this accident. My sympathies are with those who lost their close ones in the accident,” he added.
15 April,2023 02:39 PM IST
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