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Flood-like situation in 7 villages near Tiware dam in Maharashtra; 6 dead
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Flood-like situation in 7 villages near Tiware dam in Maharashtra; 6 dead

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Six people were killed after the Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra breached causing a flood-like situation in seven villages. The capacity of the dam is 0.08 TMC.

The incessant rains have brought Mumbai and several parts of Maharashtra on its knees as the city received a record-breaking volume of rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Over 20 people have been reported missing. At least 12 houses in the village adjacent to the dam have been washed away. Rescue operation is underway. Rescue operation is underway under the leadership of a team of 5 BN NDRF at Tiware dam. Pune's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has also headed towards Ratnagiri district.

The rainfall in the 24-hour period before 8.30 am Tuesday was the highest since the July 26, 2005 deluge in Mumbai, officials said.Civil administration, police, and volunteers are working at site.

At least 35 people were killed across the state while 23 died in Mumbai alone in various accidents caused by the torrential downpour. A wall collapsed in Malad on Tuesday, killing 23 people and injuring 78 others.