New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the loss of lives in the landslides triggered by heavy rains in Malin village of Ambegaon taluka in Pune district.
In his message to Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, the President said, “I am deeply saddened to learn about the landslides triggered by heavy rains in Pune district, in which a number of persons have lost their lives and many others are feared trapped under the debris. I understand rescue and relief operations are currently underway.”
He also called upon the Maharashtra government and concerned authorities to provide all possible helps to the bereaved families, who have lost their near and dear ones in the tragedy.
“Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I wish speedy recovery to the injured persons,” he told the Maharashtra Governor.
At least 23 people died and over 150 are trapped under the debris of landslides triggered by relentless rains on Wednesday morning. As many as 400 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are engaged in rescue efforts at Malin village.