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Rain continues to disrupt normal live in Maharashtra

At least 12 bodies have been found, While 20 people continue to be missing after the Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district developed a breach late on Tuesday night, because of heavy rains. The breach has resulted in a  flood-like situation in seven downstream villages.

12 houses have been swept away. National Disaster Response Force teams have been pressed into service.

Meanwhile, Monsoon fury has claimed the lives of at least 26 people in wall collapses in Mumbai. The rains lashed the financial capital for the fifth consecutive day, affecting normal life. The MeT Office has forecast intermittent rain with isolated heavy falls in Mumbai and its suburbs in the next 24 hours.

Heavy rains since Sunday have thrown rail, air and road traffic out of gear, with several trains and flights being cancelled in Mumbai. Heavy rains have not only flooded the streets of the city but have also led to collapse of walls and the uprooting of trees in several places.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday visited the BMC Disaster Management control room and took stock of the situation. Fadnavis reviewed issues like railway traffic, road traffic movement and areas where more focus and assistance is required.



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