Heavy rains raise crisis, President Kovind expresses concern over loss of life and property

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind today held discussions with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday and expressed concern over loss of life and property due to rains and floods in the state. Rashtrapati Bhavan said that the Governor apprised the President of the rescue and relief operations being carried out to reduce the problems of the people.

According to official data updated till Friday, about 129 people have died in Maharashtra in related incidents including landslides caused by rains for the last two days. Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted, "President Ram Nath Kovind held discussions with The Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari and expressed his concern over the loss of life and property in the state due to rains and floods. The Governor briefed them about the relief and rescue operations being taken to improve the condition of the persons."

In the last two days, the entire Maharashtra has witnessed the havoc of rain. I saw a mountain of accidents. Saw floods in villages, streets, roads, cities. But this disaster is not over yet. Unfortunately, it needs to be on alert for the next 24 hours. The Met department has warned that the impact of rain havoc is yet to increase. In Maharashtra, heavy rain has been issued at several places even today. In fact, there is a low pressure area around the Bay of Bengal. And the humid winds from here are constantly blowing westwards. This has created a rain-friendly environment along the beaches of Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala.

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