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Orgy of heavy rain in Maharashtra, landslide incident reported in Ghatkopar, Panchsheel Nagar in Mumbai

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: Torrential rain wreaks havoc in Mumbai, Maharashtra. In view of heavy rains in various parts of the state, Maharashtra CM directed officials to monitor the situation and keep National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) squads ready. Orgy of heavy rain in Maharashtra, landslides have been reported from at least two locations – suburban Ghatkopar and Chiplun in Ratnagiri district, about 300 km from Mumbai.

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The Chief Minister himself is in touch with the District Collectors of all the districts of the Konkan region to ensure that there is no loss of life and property due to heavy rains in the next few days. Particularly in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Thane, Palghar, Sindhudurg and Kolhapur districts, the CM has directed citizens to inform about the rising water and flood situation due to rains and make arrangements at suitable places for evacuation.

A landslide was reported at Panchsheel Nagar in Ghatokpar this morning, sources reported. Fire engines reached the spot for rescue work and no casualties have been reported yet, the fire department said.

Visuals on social media showed a house damaged due to the landslide after heavy rain. Residents were seen recovering appliances from the house whose walls had fallen.

The landslide in Chiplun was caught on camera. A video clip showed boulders rolling down a hillock onto a road.

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Traffic movement on the Mumbai-Goa highway had to be suspended yesterday following the landslide late on Saturday night.

The weather department has issued an alert for heavy rain in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region for the next five days.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed two teams in the region that witnessed massive floods last year.

NDRF teams are stationed at Chiplun and at Mahad in the Raigad district. The orange alert, predicting heavy to very heavy rains from June 4 to June 8, has been issued for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.

Chiplun and Mahad witnessed massive floods last year. Landslides were also reported.

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Five teams of the disaster response force are stationed in Mumbai, where several locations are waterlogged. Visuals show people wading through water. Local train services, it is learnt, are not affected yet. However, buses on some routes have been diverted.

Heavy rain expected for next five days
In the last 12 hours, Mumbai recorded 95.81 mm of rain in the last 12 hours. The Indian Meteorological Department has also issued an alert of heavy rain in the state for the next five days. In Maharashtra, an alert was issued for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Beed, Latur, Jalna, Parbhani and many other areas. IMD has predicted that isolated heavy rains are likely over South Gujarat region and Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra on 8th and Konkan and Goa on 7th and 8th July.

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