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Maharashtra rains: Dam breaches in Ratnagiri district, 3 killed, 23 missing

The dam breach caused a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages, with as many as 12 houses being swept away

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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At least three people were killed and 23 missing after a dam in Maharashtra's coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said Wednesday.

The Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district developed a breach late Tuesday night night after heavy rains, a district official said.

So far three bodies have been recovered, he said, adding according to villagers 23 people are still missing.

The dam breach caused a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages, with as many as 12 houses being swept away.

Search operations are underway, the official said.

First Published: Wed, July 03 2019. 09:10 IST
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