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NDRF rescue platoons were reaching Latur and Nanded in Marathwada region of Maharashtra to take part in rescue operations in flood-affected villages in the two districts, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said tonight. Heavy rain is lashing these areas of central Maharashtra, which had experienced a near-dry monsoon last year. "We are keeping a close watch & monitoring the flood situation in Latur and Nanded districts and taking every possible effort to bring relief," the CM tweeted. "As per the reports, 12 trapped people need help in Renapur, 10 in Ahmadpur and 8 in Nanded.
Villagers of Jalkot Taluka's 2 villages are evacuated. "NDRF rescue platoons reaching Latur and Nanded soon to rescue marooned villagers. IAF helicopters too are ready for rescue operations," Fadnavis tweeted. The CM also commended the Nanded collector for rescue work. "Commendable efforts by Nanded Collector & his team as they rescue 24 people from Loha taluka (6 were on trees & rest were stranded in houses)," he said.
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