37 Feared Dead in Last 48 Hours due to incessant rain

India: According to sources, at least 13 people have been confirmed dead due to incessant rain in Maharashtra and around 37 are feared dead in separate incidents in the last 48 hours.

The cyclonic storm Gulab, which made landfall over the north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha on Sunday, continues to wreak havoc in Maharashtra, which is experiencing relentless spells of rain in many of its regions.

Around 2121 villages, including 411 villages in Kolhapur, 113 villages in Sangli, 416 in Satara, 420 in Pune, 25 in Ratnagiri, 70 in Raigad and over 600 villages in Akola have been affected by the heavy rain.

The downpour has flooded 43 main roads in the state, with three passengers being reported dead in Yavatmal district, after a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was washed away while crossing an inundated bridge.

Additionally, due to excessive damage to crops, the Maharashtra Government has sought assistance of around 7000 crores from the Centre.

In the next 24 hours, the Indian Met Department has forecasted ‘extremely heavy rains‘ at a few places in Marathwada, Mumbai and other parts of the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra.