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Raigad landslide: CM Shinde announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for victim's kin

Four NDRF teams are engaged in rescue work, he added. The village has around 50 houses, of which 17 were buried under the landslide, the official said

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Chief Minister Eknath Shinde reached the site and spoke to personnel engaged in rescue operations. This village was not in the list of landslide-prone villages, he told reporters there. Our priority now is to rescue those still trapped beneath the ru

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday expressed grief over the landslide incident in Raigad that killed at least four people. He also announced an aid of five lakh rupees to the families of the deceased, said officials.
According to Chief Minister's Office (CMO), Maharashtra, CM Eknath Shinde announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased.
CMO Maharashtra tweeted, "Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has expressed grief over the tragedy when the crevice collapsed on Irsalwadi settlement. Tributes have been paid to the dead in this accident. The Chief Minister said that the families of the deceased in this accident will be given an aid of five lakhs and the government will bear the cost of treatment of the injured."
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday said that heavy rains and challenging routes were obstructing the rescue operations at the site of the landslide in Raigad district and that helicopters would be dispatched for the evacuation as soon as the weather cleared up, said the CMO.
CMO Maharashtra stated that Chief Minister Eknath Shinde arrived at the scene of the tragedy as soon as he learned about the landslip in the Raigad district and immediately began reviewing the relief and rescue efforts.
The CM added that the NDRF forces were conducting all the rescue operations and that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had also taken information about the incident, said the CMO.
"The village in Khalapur District Raigad) at the base of Irshalgarh has crumbled due to a fracture. Upon getting information about this incident, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde immediately reached the spot and is reviewing the relief and rescue operations. Heavy rains and difficult roads are hampering rescue operations, but helicopters will be called in soon after the weather improves. All the systems have been involved in the rescue operation. Rescue operations are underway by NDRF teams. Though there is no road, the relief work is going on and now the Union Home Minister Amit Shah has taken information about the incident, said Chief Minister Shinde," tweeted CMO Maharashtra.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde after landslide in Raigad district killed at least four amid heavy rainfall while several are still trapped.
Shah said four National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed to carry out the rescue operation.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, "I spoke with CM Eknath Shinde regarding the landslide due to heavy rain in Raigad in Maharashtra. 4 NDRF teams have reached the spot and are working with the local administration to carry out a rescue operation. Our priority is to rescue people from there and provide immediate medical help to the injured."
Earlier this morning, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde arrived at the landslide site in Raigad district, where four people were killed and several are feared trapped under debris.
According to the Raigad Police, in the landslide at Irshalwadi village of Khalapur tehsil, four people died and three others were injured. One of the rescuers also died due to heart attack, police said.
Rescue operation by the teams of the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), is underway.
Earlier, the NDRF said two teams reached the spot after receiving information about the incident and launched the search and rescue operation. They further informed that two more teams have left from Mumbai to join the operation.
Raigad Police also set up a control room after the incident. The police said that they have rescued 30 people from the spot so far but many are feared trapped in the debris.
"We will get a better idea of the situation when daylight comes. Presently over 100 people from Police and district administration are involved in the rescue operation and we are getting help from NDRF, locals and some NGOs too," the Raigad Police said.

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First Published: Jul 20 2023 | 10:50 AM IST

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