Maharashtra CM to Visit Rain-Affected Marathwada Region

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  • CM Thackray to visit Marathwada to take stock of the situation.
  • 71 people died across Maharashtra due to various natural calamities in September.
  • IMD forecast very heavy rains in the next 24 hours in Mumbai, Marathwada and the coastal Konkan region.

Maharashtra: After heavy rains wreaked havoc in Maharashtra over the past few days, CM Uddhav Thackeray decided to visit the affected areas in Marathwada and take stock of the situation. “Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will visit the rain-affected Marathwada region to take stock of the situation. In the month of September, 71 people died across Maharashtra due to various natural calamities,” Maharashtra Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said.

Meanwhile, at least 13 persons died in heavy showers, floods and lightning in parts of Maharashtra with the Marathwada region bearing the brunt of rain fury, while more than 560 people were rescued after the NDRF was mobilized and helicopters were deployed, officials said on Tuesday. Besides, more than 200 cattle perished or were washed away and a number of houses were damaged in torrential rains that lashed Marathwada on Sunday and Monday, causing havoc in a region that is considered a perennially drought-plagued area, they said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast extremely heavy rains at a few places in Marathwada, Mumbai and other parts of the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra in the next 24 hours.

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