The Maharashtra government on Friday announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the kin of people who have died in landslides triggered by heavy rains in different parts of the state. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office here said, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who announced the financial assistance, also expressed grief over the loss of lives.
An official in the CMO said as per information received here, 42 people have died in Raigad district and two in Satara district in separate incidents of landslide. Heavy rains since the last two days have caused massive floods in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Palghar, Thane, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts.
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7:14 pm: At least 8 Covid patients have lost their lives in a Chiplun hospital taking the total death toll to 71 in state
6:36 pm | A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rescued 221 persons from Mirgaon village in Patan of Satara district amid heavy rainfall in the region.
6:29 pm | 30 trains cancelled, 12 trains diverted and 8 trains short-terminated due to heavy rains in Mumbai/Konkan region: Central Railway
5:49 pm | The state government will pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the relatives of those who died in the landslide disaster in Maharashtra. All the injured will be treated at government expense: Maharashtra govt
5:01 pm | 32 bodies have been recovered in Raigad
18 teams are currently deployed and 8 additional teams will be deployed in Maharashtra. As many as 32 bodies have been recovered following landslides in Raigad due to excessive rain: Mohsen Shahidi, DIG, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
4:32 pm | Shiv Sena MP writes to Centre
Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant wrote to MoS Home Nityanand Rai requesting deployment of additional NDRF teams for rescue & relief works in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri & Kolhapur
4:47 pm | Army mobilises Flood Relief Columns to Ratnagiri. 14 task forces comprising of troops from Aundh Military Station & Engineer Task Force BEG Centre Pune mobilised to flood-affected areas to assist civil administration for rescue, relief & medical aid.
4:27 pm | President Ram Nath Kovind expresses condolences
The news of casualties due to excessive rainfall in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts and other areas of Maharashtra is very sad. May God give strength to his family to bear this loss. I am sure that the relief and rescue operations of the Centre and the state will bring relief to the victims: President Ram Nath Kovind
4:04 pm: At least 32 people were killed in Mahad and 11 in Poladpur, total 43 deaths have been confirmed by Raigad district administration. As many as 13 people have been pulled out alive by rescue teams.
3:48 pm | PM Modi offers condolences and announces ex-gratia
3:27 pm | According to Ratnagiri district administration, so far 1200 people have been evacuated to safer places. Relief and rescue work is in progress.
3:25 pm | Rains lash Pune; IMD predicts 'Generally cloudy sky with moderate rain' for 4 days
3:17 pm | Trains cancelled, diverted, short terminated originating due to heavy rains in Mumbai/ Konkan Region. READ MORE
3:10 pm | Arial view of the partially submerged Krishnamai temple due to overflow Koyna-Krishna river following heavy rains in Karad
3:00 pm | Very Sad: Amit Shah on Maharashtra floods & landslides incidents, says extending all possible help
The accident in Maharashtra's Raigad due to heavy rain & landslides is very sad. I have spoken to CM Uddhav Thackeray & NDRF DG SN Pradhan in this regard. NDRF teams are engaged in relief & rescue operations. The Centre is extending all possible help there, said Union HM Amit Shah
2:51 pm | Satara landslide: 8 killed, 2 missing and 27 rescued
"8 people dead, 2 missing and 27 safely rescued in Satara district due to rains," said the Collector
2:44 pm | Arial view of the flood-hit areas following heavy monsoon rains in Raigarh district
2:31 pm | Incessant rains damage roads in Mahad of Raigad district in Maharashtra | VIDEO
2:25 pm | Met Amit Shah in the Parliament and discussed flood situation in Konkan, Western Maharashtra: Supriya Sule tweets
2:20 pm | Landslides in Raigad: Death toll rises to 37
2:01 pm | 12 people struck in another landslide in Satara, NDRF team deployed
12 people are stuck in Satara in another incident of landslide, and a rescue operation has been launched by the NDRF.
1: 56 pm | So far 44 people died as incessant rain led to devastating floods, landslides across the state
1:46 pm | CM Uddhav Thackeray reviews Maharashtra floods situation at Mantralaya control room
"We are currently focusing on rescue operations. We are taking help from all agencies like Army, Navy and even Airforce," CM Uddhav Thackeray
1:30 pm | So far 36 people died in 3 landslides in Raigad district, 30 more trapped
Thirty-six people have died in different landslides incident near a village in the coastal Raigad district of Maharashtra.
"A total of 36 people died in the district due to landslides, 32 of them died in Talai and 4 in Sakhar Sutar Wadi. 30 people trapped," said Nidhi Chaudhary, District Collector, Raigad
12:56 pm | Rains disrupt traffic on Mumbai-Bengaluru highway; Karnataka-bound vehicles stopped in Kolhapur
Traffic on the Mumbai-Bengaluru national highway got disrupted on Friday after a stretch of road in Belgaum district of Karnataka got inundated, prompting the police in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur to stop the vehicles going to the neighbouring state as a safety measure, officials said. READ MORE
12:36 pm | Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray reviews rescue operations in Mahad
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed rescue operations underway in Mahad Taluka in Raigad. Multi-agency rescue operations are being carried out with the help of helicopters, NDRF team, SDRF teams and even local NGO's and fishermen.
"Rescue operations have started in Mahad with the help of teams on foot as well as helicopters. It will be easier for helicopters to spot people and evacuate them if they manage to reach a higher location or get onto the roof of their houses," Maharashtra CM said.
12:01 pm | Raigad landslides and floods: Death toll rises to 11
So far: 4 died in Poladpur, 2 in Talai village floods and 5 were killed in landslide incidents
11:39 am | NDRF shifts people from Chikhali to safer locations
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams shifted people, who were stranded in Chikhali, Kolhapur district to safer locations. Several parts of the state are facing floods due to incessant rainfall.
11:21 am | IMD forecasts heavy to very heavy rainfall
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warns of “heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places” in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar and has issued an orange alert for Friday.
Mumbai will witness a high tide of 4.59 metres on Friday at 11:37 am. Another high tide of 4.01 metres is expected at 11:32 pm today. The maximum city will witness a low tide of 1.68 metres at 5:42 pm on July 23.
10:47 am | Marooned personnel from Raigad district airlifted, Additional flood rescue teams on standby
Airlift of marooned personnel from Raigarh district is also being undertaken. One Seaking 42C Helo from INS Shikra, Mumbai departed for Rescue at Poladpur/Raigad during early morning hours on Friday.
Additional Flood Rescue Teams are being maintained on a high degree of readiness at Mumbai, for immediate deployment, if the need arises, the Navy said.
10:26 am | Indian Navy mobilises rescue teams for flood relief, evacuation
Based on a request received from the Government of Maharashtra, the Western Naval Command, Mumbai has mobilised Flood Rescue Teams and helicopters to provide assistance to the state administration. Seven naval rescue teams departed by road for deployment to Ratnagiri & Raigad districts on 22 July from Mumbai.
9:47 am | SDRF team rescues a man trapped in swollen Vena river in Nagpur district's Hingna area
9:28 am | 7 injured, 3 died in after building collapse in Govandi area of Mumbai
At least seven people were injured, three died after a building collapsed in Govandi area of Mumbai, said Mumbai Police | READ MORE
8:55 am | NDRF team shifts people from Chikhali in Kolhapur district to safer locations | VIDEO
8:37 am | Five killed in Raigad landslides and floods
Five people died in Raigad district due to landslides and floods, said Nidhi Chaudhary, District Collector, Raigad
8:14 am | Maharashtra: Rain continues to lash Satara district
7:59 am | Raigad: Four incidents of landslide reported, 14 rescued, 30 more trapped in debris
Local Police rescued 15 people, at least 30 people still trapped inside. Four incidents of landslide were reported in Raigad which has blocked the road. Rain has washed away the road to Talai village, which is causing problems, Nidhi Chaudhary, Dist Collector Raigad, Maharashtra told ANI
7:32 am | Maharashtra sought help from Centre, NDRF team faces youble reaching villages
Maharashtra government has sought help from the central government. Army's help was sought for the people trapped in Mahad. NDRF team is having trouble reaching the affected villages as roads are submerged underwater: Raigad Guardian Minister Aditi Tatkare
6:48 am | Landslide reported in Talai village
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