Tiware Dam breaches in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district, 6 dead, over 20 missing

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 July 2019, 09:37 AM
Tiware Dam breached (Photo Credit: ANI)
Tiware Dam breached (Photo Credit: ANI)

At least 6 people were dead and 20 others missing after a small dam named as Tiware Dam got breached in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. As many as 12 houses in the hamlet has been washed away after the dam got breached.

It is to be noted that the breach in Tiware dam has caused a flood-like situation in seven nearby villages. In a tweet, the news agency ANI said, “Maharashtra: Bodies of 2 persons have been recovered by civil administration after Tiware dam in Ratnagiri was breached. About 22-24 people are missing. 12 houses near the dam have been washed away. Civil administration, police and volunteers are present at the spot.” 

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"6 bodies have been recovered so far after Tiware dam in Ratnagiri was breached. Rescue operations continue," ANI later noted. 

 

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been rushed to the spot. Civil administration, police and volunteers are also present.

More details are awaited.

Due to a heavy rainfall in the state, so far 38 people have been killed. Twenty-two people were killed in a wall collapse incident in Mumbai while 14 died in rest of Maharashtra in rain-related incidents since Monday. The financial capital of the country was paralysed with most roads getting clogged and local train services, virtually coming to a standstill. Besides road and rail, flight operations at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport were also hit severely due to heavy rains and a SpiceJet aircraft blocking a runway after overshooting it shortly before midnight.

First Published: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 06:57 AM
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