Monsoon death toll reached 80 in Marathawada
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, July 04 (UNI) The death toll due to lightning and rain-related mishaps since the onset of monsoon in Marathwada region of Central Maharashra today reached 80 as one more death was reparted in the last 24 hours from Sillod Tehsil of Aurangabad district.
According to official sources here, Yogita Rajdhar Kothale (12) washed away in a flood waters this morning, at Kelegao village of Sillod Tehsil in this district.
Of the eight districts of the region, Nanded and Hingoli were worst affected by the heavy rains which started since last night.
Low laying areas such as Shanighat, Madanpura, Dattanagar and Navin Mondha localities of the city were flooted Additional Collector of Nanded Bhikaji Ghuge told UNI in Nanded.
The Marathwada region comprising of eight districts has recorded a total of 80 deaths since the beginning of monsoon, of which 72 people died due to lightning and remaining due to rain-related mishaps, official sources at the divisional commissionerate said.
The region has been receiving moderate to heavy rainfall since last night, after a gap of couple of days.
As per the district-wise information available at the divisional commissionerate here, Hingoli district has recorded highest rainfall of 223.3 mm, since beginning of the monsoon till today, followed by Nanded 196.7 mm, Aurangabad 190 mm, Jalna 161.1 mm,Parbhani 150.9 mm, Osmanabad 138.6 mm, Latur 132.3 mm and Beed 107.6 mm respectively.
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