At least two people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Solapur, Sangli and Pune districts of western Maharashtra. Officials said on Thursday that more than 20,000 people had been evacuated from the three districts. Many parts of the capital Mumbai (Mumbai Rain) are inundated due to overnight rains. In western Maharashtra, Pune, Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur have been receiving torrential rains for the last two days. A total of 227 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Solapur, Sangli and Pune since Wednesday, an official in the Pune Divisional Commissioner’s Office said. Fourteen people died in Solapur, nine in Sangli and four in Pune.
He said six people were killed in a wall collapse in Pandharpur in Solapur district on Wednesday, while others died in rain-related incidents. The official said four people had died in Pune due to a waterfall at Khanota in Dawood tehsil. One person is still missing. Nine people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Sangli district.
“According to preliminary information, about 20,000 people have been evacuated from Solapur, Sangli and Pune,” he said.
In Telangana, 30 people died due to rains, while 15 died in Hyderabad alone
Solapur sub-divisional officer Sachin Ole said about 1,650 people had been safely evacuated from Pandharpur. He said an additional NDRF team has been called in to assist the tehsil. According to the Meteorological Department, 99 rains fell in Pune on Wednesday. Kolhapur received 56 rains. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (Uddhav Thackeray) has asked the state administration, army, navy and air force to be on high alert.
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