Maharashtra: Heavy rains, flash floods in Pune kill 11 people
Pune : Nothing less than 11 people have lost their lives in the rain related incidents across Pune district. 8 bodies have been recovered from the city area, another three were found in Khed Shivapur.
Deeply pained to know about the loss of lives in Pune due to heavy rains.— Chandrakant Patil (@ChDadaPatil) September 26, 2019
My deep condolences to the bereaved families.
State government is taking all the measures to assure that all possible assistance is provided on time.
“Rain stopped on Thursday morning, but many houses and residential societies in low-lying areas were still inundated. There were several reports of wall collapse and uprooting of trees in those places,” a fire brigade official told IANS.
More than 500 people have also been shifted to safer places from the water logged areas in Pune on Wednesday night.
“State disaster management officials and control room are in continuous touch with Pune collector and the Municipal Corporation. 2 NDRF teams are deployed in Pune, and 2 in Baramati. One more NDRF team is on way to Baramati. State Govt is also closely monitoring the dam discharge,” CM Fadnavis said.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis reached out to kins of flood victims in Pune and Baramati district. “Pained to know about the loss of lives in and around Pune due to heavy rains. My deepest condolences to the families. We are providing all possible assistance needed,” he said.
The rains have wreaked havoc in the South and Southwest part of the city like Katraj which was completely inundated in floods. Moreover, Bibawewadi area received 112 mm rain in just 3 hours yesterday. In Dattawadi most of the houses near a canal had water gushing in suddenly.