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164 Dead After Landslides & Floods Ravage Maharashtra

A total of 875 villages in Maharashtra have been affected by the floods.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Raigad district in Maharashtra.</p></div>
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Incessant rain across the Konkan region of Maharashtra has led to flooding in several districts, resulting in the death of at least 164 people, the state government said on Monday, 26 July.

In Raigad, at least 53 people have died due to landslides in the Taliye village, where rescue operations have now officially ended. The 31 missing people have now been declared dead following due process.

"The search for these missing people has been called off after seeking the opinion of NDRF/SDRF/TDRF," Raigad DM told ANI.

A total of 875 villages in the state have been affected by the floods.

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    Municipal workers remove mud after the recession of flood-water at Krishnamai Ghat in Karad, Monday, 26 July.

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    <div class="paragraphs"><p>Municipal workers remove mud after the recession of flood-water at Krishnamai Ghat in Karad, Monday, 26 July.</p></div>
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    Municipal workers remove mud after the recession of flood-water at Krishnamai Ghat in Karad, Monday, 26 July.

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    <div class="paragraphs"><p>Municipal workers remove mud after the recession of flood-water at Krishnamai Ghat in Karad, Monday, 26 July.</p></div>
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    Flood Rescue Teams from the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy, continuous with the efforts to assist the flood-affected local people in Ratnagiri district, Monday, 26 July.

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    <div class="paragraphs"><p>Flood Rescue Teams from the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy, continuous with the efforts to assist the flood-affected local people in Ratnagiri district, Monday, 26 July.</p></div>
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    NDRF team evacuates a 60 years old man having multiple fractures, during a rescue operation at a flooded area after rain at Jaoli in Satara district, Sunday, 26 July.

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    <div class="paragraphs"><p>NDRF team evacuates a 60 years old man having multiple fractures, during a rescue operation at a flooded area after rain at Jaoli in Satara district, Sunday, 26 July.</p></div>

The rain caused significant damage to property as well. Rescue operations are now underway across the region.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar visited the flood-affected areas separately to take stock of the relief and rescue operations.

The continuous downpour for several days has severely affected the Konkan region as major rivers in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts overflowed above the danger levels.

Video Producer: Shohini Bose

Video Editor: Naman Shah

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CM Thackeray, Dy CM Ajit Pawar Visit Affected Areas

CM Thackeray visited the affected areas in Ratnagiri district on Sunday, where Chiplun, Khed and other places were the worst-hit.

Assuring that the state would make assess the situation to evolve permanent solutions, Thackeray sought the Centre's help for devising "long-term measures."

"We shall make an assessment, a realistic study of everything and inform the Centre. We are grateful to the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for their help in this disaster," Thackeray said, as quoted by IANS.

He was accompanied by ministers Anil Parab and Uday Samant, MLA Bhaskar Jadhav, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and other officials.

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Deputy CM Pawar has been touring flood-affected areas in Sangli since Sunday.

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