Rain in Maharashtra: At least 104 people have died in rain-related incidents since the onset of monsoon.

According to the State Disaster Management Authority, at least 104 people have died in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra since the start of the monsoon season on June 1. The report said that of the deaths between June 1 and July 16 and the two deaths reported on Sunday, one each is in Jalgaon and Amravati districts.

According to the report, these deaths occurred due to floods, lightning, landslides, falling of trees and collapse of structures, among other reasons. According to the latest data released on Sunday, two villages in the state have been affected due to heavy rains and three people are reported missing.

The report said that this comes at a time when many parts of the state, including Mumbai and its adjoining areas, are receiving moderate rains. After more than a week of heavy rains, the rains have stopped in the state including Mumbai. Notably, the state capital remained sunny on Sunday.

The report further said that the Colaba observatory in south Mumbai recorded 12.8 mm of rain, while the Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded 23.3 mm of rain. Ratnagiri district received an average of 20.1 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, it said, adding that Parashuram Ghat on the Mumbai-Goa highway was closed for traffic. Meanwhile, traffic on the Mumbai-Goa highway was diverted earlier this month following a landslide in the Parashuram Ghat section near Chiplun. Additionally, Gadchiroli district received an average of 20 mm of rain on Sunday.

The Godavari and Indravati rivers are flowing above the danger mark in the state, while three other rivers are flowing close to the danger mark, with 10,600 people being evacuated to safer places in Gadchiroli district, the report said. . The report said that teams of National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the district.

Meanwhile, at least 12 passengers were killed when a Maharashtra-bound bus fell into the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district on Monday. A senior government official gave this information. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that 15 people have been rescued. There were 12 people in the bus in Indore, he told reporters in Bhopal. Another official said that 30 to 32 people are believed to be in the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus.

(with inputs from PTI)

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