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36 killed in separate landslides in Maharashtra

RAIGAD: At least 35 bodies were recovered from a landslide in Talai village, Raigad district of Maharastra on Friday afternoon, an official said.

The three landslides occurred on Thursday evening but due to waterlogging and washed-away roads, the rescue crew was unable to access the damaged area.

“At least 35 to 40 people are still trapped. We are attempting to rescue them,” official added.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that heavy rains in these areas were creating a delay in rescue operations. He inspected the flood situation in Konkan division and Western Maharashtra.
I’ve ordered the evacuation and relocation of persons who live in locations where landslides are a possibility, Thackeray said .

As the roads and bridges in Chiplun are damaged, the NDRF and other rescue teams are having difficulty getting to the flood-affected districts. The situation continues to be tense.

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