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62 killed in rain-related incidents in Maha since June: Patil

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

today informed the state that 62 people have died so far in rain-related incidents in the state from June 1.

He said 63 animals also lost their lives in different parts of the state in rain-related incidents.

Patil, who is the state Revenue Minister, said the Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted very heavy rains in and neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts in the next few days and the administration is fully prepared to tackle any eventuality.

"The Mantralaya control-room and all the have been activated to monitor the rain situation. The State Disaster Relief Force, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), Coast Guard, Army, the disaster management machinery of all civic bodies are vigilant," he said.

The NDRF rescued the passengers of express and Shatabdi Express, which were stranded between Virarand Nallasopara due to water logging on tracks, he said.

"The local administration is making arrangements to ensure that the passengers reach their destinations," told the lower house of the

Similarly, 300 people from salt pan areas of Vasai, stuck in the flooded houses, were also rescued, the said.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 21:35 IST