Maharashtra: Floods harm properties, crops in western area; 28 lifeless


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Maharashtra: Floods harm properties, crops in western area

Over 2,300 homes and large-scale crops have been broken in heavy rains and subsequent floods in Western Maharashtra districts, the place greater than 21,000 individuals have been moved to safer locations, stated officers on Friday.

Based on the divisional commissioner’s workplace, the demise toll in rain-related incidents rose to 28 within the area – half of them in worst-hit Solapur district – with the restoration of yet another physique.

Crops similar to sugarcane, soyabean, greens, rice, pomegranate and cotton, unfold over 57,000 hectares in Pune, Solapur, Satara and Sangli districts, have suffered harm, it stated.

Round 513 livestock perished in heavy rains and floods within the area, stated a senior official from the Pune divisional commissioner’s workplace.

He stated a complete of two,319 homes have been broken within the downpour and the following floods in Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Pune districts.

“A complete of 28 individuals have died to this point in rain-related incidents. Of those, 14 individuals died in Solapur, 9 in Sangli, four in Pune and 1 in Satara,” stated the officer.

One particular person remains to be lacking in Pune, he added.

As many as 21,292 individuals from 6,061 households in Solapur (17,000), Sangli (1,079), Pune (three,000) and Satara (213) districts have been shifted to safer locations, the officer added. 

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