Mumbai: Many parts of the country are reeling under floods due to torrential rains. The situation has worsened in several states due to heavy rains during the last two days. Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka have been affected more. So far 86 people have been killed and thousands are missing due to heavy rains in these states. Maharashtra has the highest number of deaths at least 27. NDRF teams are reaching the people to safer places. 173 teams of Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are also engaged in rescue and relief operations.
The worst is in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra. 12 teams of the Navy reached Sangli on Thursday night. The teams have been engaged in relief work since Friday. In Maharashtra, about 2.85 lakh people trapped in flood in five western districts have been shifted to safer places. Divisional Commissioner Dr. Deepak Mhasekar said that the state government has given 76 crore rupees to distribute to the flood victims. In cities, 15,000 rupees will be given to each victim's family and ten thousand rupees in villages. In Karnataka, 80 thousand people trapped in heavy rain have been rescued in 15 districts.
Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri district received 911 mm of rain on Thursday. This led to landslides at many places. The State Government has released a relief amount of Rs. In Kerala, 20 trains on two routes have been cancelled by the Southern Railway due to heavy rains in Palakkad division. The Met Department has issued an alert for heavy rain for six states on Friday. These include Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan. The Government is keeping a close watch on the situation.
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