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Heavy Downpour In Maharashtra After Red Alert, Schools And Colleges To Remain Shut

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a “red alert” on Thursday for the districts of Thane, Raigad, Pune, and Palghar, anticipating heavy to very heavy rainfall. As a result, the downpour in several areas of Maharashtra is anticipated to continue on Friday. Additionally, the districts of Mumbai and Ratnagiri have received a “orange alert.” Due to the IMD’s red alert, authorities in Palghar and Thane have declared Friday and Saturday as holidays for schools.

in least 16 people were killed in a landslip that was brought on by the constant rain in a tribal village in the Raigad area of the state on Wednesday night. 98 people have so far been evacuated, according to the news agency. According to reports, this is the largest landslip to occur in Maharashtra since the landslip that occurred at Malin Village in Ambegaon Tehsil of Pune District on July 30, 2014.

Eknath Shinde, the chief minister, went to the location and spoke with the rescue personnel working there. He declared that the government would pay the injured people’s medical bills and that the relatives of the deceased would receive compensation payments of 5 lakh each.

Mumbai has been suffering heavy rain for a few days, and over the last two to three days, the intensity has gotten worse. More than 100 local trains have been cancelled as a result, and the city is currently experiencing significant traffic bottlenecks.

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