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M'htra: 28 deaths in rain related incidents

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Mumbai, July 5: At least 28 people have been reported dead in Maharashtra during the last 24 hours due to heavy rains.

Ten people lost their lives in Nagpur division alone due to drowning and lightning.

Nine deaths have been confirmed in and around the state capital Mumbai as a result of drowning, short circuit and tree uprooting.

Five deaths have been reported from Jalgaon district and another four deaths in the Amravati division.

Maharashtra Secretary, Relief and Rehabilitation K S Vatsa, told UNI, that Gagan Bavda and Radha Nagar areas of Kolhapur district received heavy rainfall, and added Panchaganga river is flowing above the danger mark.

The administration has despatched rescue teams and boats to affected areas in Kolhapur district and they are expected to reach later in the day.

In Gardcholi district, communication links with five villages broke down as a result of flash floods.

Six incidents of unprooting of trees were reported from Navi Mumbai and adjoining areas. At present, the situation in Pune and Raigad districts is normal with no major incidents reported from the two places.

Yesterday, the city areas of Chipludkhed and Rajapur areas in Ratnagiri district reported water logging. It has started receding this morning.

Road traffic has been restored since morning in Karad-Chiplud and Kolhapur-Ratnagiri after it was closed due to heavy rains and landslides yesterday.

Koyana Dam and Mahabaleshwar areas, during the last 24 hours, recorded 112 mm and 150 mm of rainfall respectively.

Heavy rains and thunder showers have been continuing in the Vidarbha region, particularly in Kolhapur district, in the last 24 hours.

UNI

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