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Mumbai Rains Update: Four Injured In Goregaon East Landslide, 400 People Evacuated From Kranti Nagar



Heavy rains in Mumbai is still continued from last two days and there is no stopping to it. At the latest, on Sunday morning, a landslide has been occurred at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, near Nurani Masjid in Dindoshi, Goregaon East, which left 4 injured in early morning 7.45 am.

As per the media report, a hill has been collapsed due to heavy rains which led to landslide. The injured people identified as Mohammed Hushain Shaikh (15), Zubeda Banu Shaikh (70), Ahemad Hushain Shaikh (14), Abdul Gafar Shaikh (42).

In another instance, 400 people have been evacuated from Kranti Nagar in the early morning on Sunday as there is an increase in the water level of Mithi River. All the people have been shifted to Bazarwad Municipal school in Kurla. Meanwhile, NDRF team has been deployed in Kurla.

As per Western Railway, Water logging at Nalasopara due to very heavy rainfall since yesterday night. Railway staff are present at the locations continiously monitoring the situation. There has been disruption of services in Western Railway, especially between Dahishar to Virar. On the other hand, Central and Harbour line are completely close. Meanwhile, Western Railway trains are 10 to 15 minutes delay as per the current update.

Apart from predicting heavy rainfall in upcoming 24 hours, IMD also issued warning of high time in afternoon. Even, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has advised the residents of Mumbai against venturing into the sea as well as in water-logged areas.

As per Deputy Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department K S Hosalikar tweeted, “Mumbai received heavy to very heavy with extremely heavy rainfall (more than 200 mm) at many places in last 24 hrs warnings are there for today also for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar etc. including south konkan.”

CMO tweeted, “Maharashtra Government requests six more NDRF teams for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar in view of heavy rains. Also requests Indian Air Force for airlifting of around 35 villagers from Ju-Nandkhuri near Khandvali.”

One Mi 17 helicopter has been launched by IAF from Santacruz on request by state government towards rescue of 35 residents Ju Nandkhuri Village ,near Khadvali ,Thane.


4 BRO men among 9 missing in Himachal Pradesh’s flash flood



One person was killed and nine, including four Border Roads Organisation (BRO) men, feared washed away in a flash flood in Himachal Pradesh’s cold desert district of Lahaul-Spiti early Wednesday, officials said.

The disaster occurred following a flash flood in the Tozing rivulet in Udaipur subdivision, some 15 km from district headquarters Keylong, after a cloudburst.

Superintendent of Police Manav Verma told IANS over the phone that the missing people include four BRO men and two labourers of a telecom company. They were travelling towards Pangi-Killar in a vehicle which was swept away in the flash flood.

He said one of the injured was referred to a government hospital in Kullu town, while three people were rescued.

Reports say traffic on the Manali-Leh highway was also hampered owing to massive landslides. Several vehicles, including tourists, have been stuck on the highway.

The Mandi-Kullu-Manali national highway was also disconnected from Chandigarh due to landslides at several places ahead of Mandi town. Public transport and tourist vehicles were said to be stuck there.

Owing to heavy rains, the BRO has closed the Manali-Leh highway and the Manali-Udaipur highway. The tourists and locals have been prohibited to travel beyond Manali towards Leh via Keylong till further orders.

The government has issued an advisory for tourists and locals to refrain from high mountains, wandering near rivers and other places vulnerable to landslides.

Earlier this week, nine tourists were killed when a massive landslide occurred on the Sangla-Bateseri road in Kinnaur district. They were travelling in a vehicle.

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Taliye village of Raigad devastated by landslide, population of 120 people, 49 dead, 47 missing




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Heavy rains, floods and landslides have cause great damage in Maharashtra. So far 136 people have been confirmed dead in different different incidents. But the most painful accident happened in Taliye village of Mahad taluka of Raigad district, where 49 people have died. Here 12 people are still injured, while 47 others are said to be missing. See the scene in the pictures.. This incident of landslide happened in Raigad’s Taliye on Thursday evening. Relief and rescue work is on. Milind Gangwane, a resident here, said, ‘The disaster alert was not issued to the villagers by the government and the administration. Our small village has a population of 120 peoples only. The stone fell from a height of 100 feet from the mountain.

He also told that they were shifted to a safer place 4-5 days ago by the local administration but they returned when the rains subsided. Several people have died in separate incidents of floods and landslides in Raigad, Satara, Ratnagiri. At the same time, a resident of Taliye named Ankita told- My house was broken. This had never happened before. People had built new houses and took loans for the same. Everything is over. The opposition BJP accused the leaders of the ruling party and the administration of not taking action on time and not reaching even after 20 hours of the incident. At the same time, the NDRF team, which came from Mumbai via helicopter, had to return due to non-availability of landing place from the administration.

There is a red alert in Raigad, Konkan and Satara for the next two days. Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg are on Orange Alert. River Panchganga in Kolhapur, Kajali and Muchkundi in Ratnagiri, Krishna river and Koyna dam as well as Vishishti river are still flowing above the danger mark. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced interim assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased in rain-related accidents. The central government will give Rs 2 lakh to the families of dead person and Rs 50,000 to the injured. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took the look of the situation by reaching the emergency control room of Mantralaya.

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7 Indian Navy teams start flood rescue in Maharashtra



The Western Naval Command, Mumbai has mobilised flood rescue teams and helicopters to provide assistance to the state for rescuing those marooned in flood-hit areas of Raigad and Ratnagiri, defence officials said here on Friday.

Following a request by Maharashtra Government, seven naval rescue teams reached Raigad and Ratnagiri districts by road.

En route they encountered adverse weather conditions and widespread inundation in affected areas and are being deployed as per directions of the civil administration.

The navy is also taking up the airlift of marooned people from Poland in Raigad for which a Seaking 42C helicopter departed from the INS Shikra early today.

The naval Flood Rescue Teams are fully self-sustained and equipped with Gemini rubber boats, loud hailers, first aid kits, life jackets and life buoys, manned by specialist Naval Divers and diving equipment.

Additional Flood Rescue Teams are being maintained on a high degree of readiness at Mumbai, for immediate deployment, should the need arise, said a navy spokesperson.

At least nine persons were killed as unprecedented torrential rains pounded the coastal and western Maharashtra for the past 36 hours.

Several towns and villages in Raigad, Ratnagiri have been flooded, marooning thousands and over two dozen villages were completely cut off from the rest of the state.

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