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1 dead, over 100 rescued from Chinchoti waterfall near Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A picnicker today died and a rescue operation was on for 12 others stranded at Chinchoti waterfall in in neighbouring district, police said.

About 100 others had been rescued by teams from the (NDRF), the and local police who were currently engaged in rescue operations, an said.

The waterfall, a popular destination among tourists during the monsoon, is situated in Tungareshwar forest, over 70 kilometres from here.

"The area is witnessing continuous rainfall since morning which led to these people getting stranded and it is also hampering rescue operations," the informed.

He said that a team of the 5 Battalion of the NDRF, stationed at Andheri in Mumbai, was provided a "green corridor" by the traffic police to get to the site of operations near quickly.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 20:30 IST