A total of 564 people rescued from rain and flood-hit areas in several provinces. 459 people rescued from flood-influenced areas across Osmanabad district.
Maharashtra received heavy showers with floods and lightning in the Marathwada region bearing the brunt of rain fury. 13 persons died and 560 people rescued with the help of NDRF and helicopters. Over 200 cattle perished and a number of houses damaged in torrential rains that lashed Marathwada on Sunday and Monday. Damaging the region considered as a perennially drought-plagued area.
The IMD has forecast heavy rains in Marathwada, Mumbai and other parts of the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra shortly.
The eight districts that faced fury rains are Aurangabad, Latur, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Nanded, Beed, Jalna and Hingoli. Heavy rainfall in catchment areas of the Manjara dam forced management to open all 18 gates of the reservoir to discharge water on Tuesday.
All 18 gates of the Manjara dam and 11 gates of the Majalgaon dam, resulting in discharge of 78,397 cusec 80,534 cusec water from them.
13 people died due to heavy rains and lightning in parts of Maharashtra, 136 others have received injuries. 13 deaths, 12 detailed from Marathwada and Vidarbha regions and one from North Maharashtra’s Nashik district. 12 deaths, three detailed from Yavatmal district (in Vidarbha where a bus swept away). Two each from Beed, Osmanabad, Parbhani (Marathwada) and one each from Jalna, Latur (Marathwada) and Buldhana (Vidarbha).
In Nashik district, a lightning strike killed one person and harmed four others.Three persons died after a state transport bus swept away while crossing an inundated bridge in Yavatmal district on Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred around 8 am at Dahagaon bridge in Umarkhed tehsil when the semi-luxury bus of the MSRTC was going from Nagpur to Nanded. The bus swept away while crossing through the bridge which flooded following heavy rains, and then overturned.
There were four passengers in the bus besides the driver and conductor. Bus passengers Sharad Fulmali (27) and Subramanyam Tokla (48) rescued.
Sheikh Salim (50), (Hyderabad), Indal Mahindre (35), (Pusad), and conductor Bhimrao Nagrikar, (Nagpur) died and their bodies recovered. Bus driver Suresh Surewar mislaid. 434 people killed in rain-related events in the state since June 1.
The total loss of livestock, including cows, buffaloes and goats, has escalated up to 1,632. As many as 91,510 poultry birds also died in heavy rains.
The deluge has damaged crops. Since yesterday, the Water Resources Department has been administering the situation closely.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams and choppers placed in parts of Marathwada to rescue stranded people. One team of the State Disaster Response Force posted in Jalgaon district in North Maharashtra.
National Disaster Response Force
A total of 564 people rescued from rain and flood-hit areas in different districts. The NDRF positioned a helicopter to reach those stranded in floodwaters.
6 persons, including two children, saved by the NDRF by deploying a helicopter at Dautpur village in Osmanabad tehsil. Ten persons removed from Saundane Amba village in Kalamb tehsil. The Osmanabad-Ausa road blocked as water flowing over the Kamegaon-Samudrawani bridge.
The Manjara dam was filled to the capacity which compelled opening of 18 gates of the dam. Twenty persons were saved from a house in Wakdewadi village of Kalamb tehsil. Almost 125 persons were rescued in Ramwadi, 114 in Irla, 35 each in Ter and Borkheda and 90 in Dautpur.
Two teams of NDRF participated in the rescue operations.The collector of neighbouring Latur district, Prithviraj B P, said.
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