Maharashtra: 44 bodies have been recovered from the debris of the Mahad landslide

Maharashtra's Raigad district

In two different locations in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, 44 bodies have been recovered from the debris of the Mahad landslide.
Nidhi Chaudhary, the Raigad District Collector, updated on the landslide caused by persistent rain, saying that 35 people have been injured and are receiving treatment.

“In Raigad district, landslides occurred at a total of six locations. At one location, rescue efforts are still ongoing. Around 50 additional people are believed to be trapped beneath the debris, according to officials and staff on the scene “Raigad District Collector stated.

Eight patients have been admitted to JJ Hospital and are currently stable, according to the Medical Superintendent of JJ Hospital.

Yesterday, heavy rains triggered landslides in six locations throughout the district.

Vijay Wadettiwar, Maharashtra’s Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation, stated that 136 accidental deaths had been reported in Maharashtra as a result of rain and other monsoon-related incidents as of last evening.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced ex-gratia payments of 5 lakh each to the relatives of those killed in landslides caused by torrential rains in various parts of the state on Friday.

“CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for each family member of those killed in landslides caused by torrential rainfall. Additionally, the state will bear the cost of treatment for those injured “In a tweet, the CMO stated.

Uddhav Thackeray told reporters that after assessing the situation, “Around 35 people have died as a result of landslides in Talai village, Raigad. Numerous rescue operations are underway. I have ordered the evacuation and relocation of residents in areas at risk of landslide.”

“The NDRF and other rescue teams are having difficulty reaching flood-affected areas in Chiplun due to damaged roads and bridges. The situation continues to be tense “, the Chief Minister stated.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex gratia payments of Rs 2 lakh each to the deceased’s next of kin.

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