Maharashtra Rains Wreak Havoc, Trigger Floods And Landslides In 10 Districts, Death Toll Reaches 164
Despite water levels lowering, Maharashtra floods continue to destroy everything in its path. With life and property both at risk, rescue teams have been deployed to save as many lives as possible.
An unwanted amount of heavy rainfall usually has a really bad effect on many states. Out of these, one state that always has to bear the worst possible consequences is the state of Maharashtra. Every time there’s heavy rainfall in the state, numerous districts get affected. The heavy downpour causes floods and triggers landslides, further causing damage to life and property.
The state of Maharashtra faces this scenario every year and this year was no different. The non-stop rain has caused the death of 164 people leaving several others physically and financially affected. Moreover, approximately 100 people are still missing from various regions of the state.
During these dire times, the worst affected districts are Chiplun, Khed, Sangli, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Raigad, Satara, Sindhudurg, Mumbai and Thane. These districts have truly seen the worse of Monsoon this year and some of them, unfortunately, continue to do so. Meanwhile, a total of 875 villages have been affected and around 3,248 animals have died.
Apart from floods, many of these districts also reported landslides which led to the death of many people. As a result of this, several rescue operations have been started by the state government in an attempt to save as many lives as possible. So far, over 2.29 lakh people have been evacuated from flood-affected areas and have been shifted to a safer location. Moreover, politicians like the current Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, former CM Devendra Fadnavis and others have also visited these flood-affected areas promising them all the help possible.
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