Maharashtra Dam breaches; 6 killed, over 20 missing


Maharashtra’s woes do not seem to end any sooner as now a dam breach has wrecked havoc in Ratnagiri. According to reports, six people have been killed and over 20 persons are missing after Tiware Dam breach last night after heavy rains.

Consequently, incident has caused a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages, including Akle, Riktoli, Ovali, Kalkavne and Nandivase, which has washed away 13 houses near the dam.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been rushed to the spot. Civil administration, police and volunteers are carrying out relief and rescue operations.

Meanwhile, Mumbai is making efforts to be normal again following a decrease in the intensity of rain on Tuesday.

Five consecutive days of rain had paralysed Mumbai, affecting road, rail and air traffic. About 34 people have lost their lives in various rain-related incidents across the state. The rescue operation is still on at the site of Malad wall collapse incident in which 21 were killed.

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