Cracks in Dam in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri Washes Away Human Settlement; Kills 6, Several Missing


The ongoing severe rainfall in the state of Maharashtra has led to rupture in the Tiware Dam which swept away several houses in Chiplun taluka in Ratnagiri district on the night of July 2.

Six people are dead and around 16 people have been missing in the flood wash incident. However, more people have been feared to be drowned in this incident.

As per reports, the Tiware dam had developed cracks, earlier complained by the villagers and the dam got breached around 10 PM on July 2.

Nearly seven villages in this area have been cut off from road communication after the flooding.

Meanwhile, heavy rains have been lashing the Maharashtra state under the influence of monsoon past 3-4 days.

Public holiday had been declared in the Maharashtra state capital, Mumbai on July 2. Mumbai has recorded the highest single day rainfall on Tuesday in the month of July in 44 years.

Train and flight services have been affected and low-lying areas have been water-logged.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy showers in the next 24 hours in Mumbai.


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