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Update Maharashtra floods claim 16 lives, over 1.4 lakh evacuated;..

Maharashtra floods claim 16 lives, over 1.4 lakh evacuated; NDRF, Army, Navy and Coast Guard deployed

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MUMBAI: At least 16 persons died and several more injured after floods, induced by heavy rainfall, wreaked havoc in the state of Maharashtra. Over 140,000 people have been evacuated from five districts of Pune division – Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune, said Pune Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar.

All schools and colleges will remain closed in entire Kolhapur district, three tehsils of Pune district and five tehsils of Sangli district following the red alert for heavy rainfall issued by India Meteorological Department.


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