The death toll from floods and landslides reaches 213 in Maharashtra, India

The death toll from floods and landslides reaches 213 in Maharashtra, India
The death toll from floods and landslides reaches 213 in Maharashtra, India
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Heavy rains caused massive flooding and landslides in many parts of Maharashtra, especially in the coastal Konkan and western regions, starting on 20 July.

The death toll from rains in Maharashtra last week climbed to 213 on Wednesday, with about 100 deaths in the most affected area of ​​Raigad alone, the state government said.

Of the 213 deaths, the highest number - 95 - was reported in Raigad, followed by 46 in Satara, 35 in Ratnagiri, 15 in Tana, seven in Kolhapur, four in Mumbai, three in Pune, four in Sindhudurg and two each in Wardha and Akola. in the east of Maharashtra, the disaster management department said in a statement.

Eight people are reported missing, and 52 injured are being treated in various public and private hospitals. Most of the deaths in the Raigad, Satara and Ratnagiri areas were caused by landslides, while floods claimed many lives in Kolhapur and Sangli.

Since June 1, up to 300 people have died in Maharashtra as a result of rain-related incidents. A total of 61,280 pets were also killed by the floods, most of them in the Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara and Sindhudurg districts.

Heavy rains in the Sahyadri area led to flooding of rivers flowing through the Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur areas, forcing the evacuation of people. 4 35 879 people were relocated to safe places, including 2 11 808 people in Sangli district alone.

There was no heavy rainfall in the Sangli district of Western Maharashtra, but the release of water from the Koyna Dam flooded the town of Sangli and several villages.

349 relief camps have been created for the evacuees - 216 in Kolhapur, 74 in Sangli, 29 in Satara, 16 in Ratnagiri and 14 in Raigada.

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