Muscat: Oman's Foreign Ministry expressed the Sultanate's condolences and sympathy to the friendly Republic of India, for the victims of the torrential rains and floods that swept the state of Maharashtra.
A statement issued online by Oman News Agency (ONA) said: "The Foreign Ministry expressed the Sultanate's condolences and sympathy to the friendly Republic of India, the government and people, and to the families of the victims in the torrential rains and floods that swept the state of Maharashtra, and wished a speedy recovery for the injured."
44 bodies recovered from debris of Raigad landslide in Maharashtra
A total of 44 bodies have been recovered from the debris of the Mahad landslide in Maharashtra's Raigad district from two different locations.
Updating about the landslide triggered due to incessant rain, the Raigad District Collector, Nidhi Chaudhary said that 35 people who have been injured are under treatment. "Total six locations experienced landslides in Raigad district. At one location, rescue operation still continues. According to officials and staff present at the spot, around 50 more people are feared trapped under the debris," Raigad DC said.
Eight patients have, so far, arrived at JJ Hospital and they are stable now, said the Medical Superintendent of JJ Hospital.
Heavy rains triggered landslides at six locations in the district yesterday.
Maharashtra Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation Vijay Wadettiwar informed that 136 accidental deaths have been reported in Maharashtra till last evening due to rain and other monsoon-related incidents.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of those who lost their lives in the landslides caused by torrential rainfall in various parts of the state.
"CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has announced Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of those who lost their lives in the landslides caused by torrential rainfall. The state will also incur the costs of treatment for those injured," CMO wrote in a tweet.
After taking stock of the situation, Uddhav Thackeray told reporters, "Due to landslides in Talai village, Raigad around 35 people have lost their lives. Rescue operation is underway at many places. I have ordered the evacuation and relocation of people who are living in areas where there is a possibility of landslide."
"NDRF and other rescue teams are facing problems reaching the flood-affected areas in Chiplun as the roads and bridges are damaged. The situation remains tense," said the Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also announced ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased.
Indian Navy mobilises rescue teams for flood relief, evacuation in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa
In the wake of big relief work, the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy has mobilized rescue teams to provide assistance of considerable resources to state and district administrations of affected areas in the large parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Goa reeling under extensive flooding due to incessant rains and consequent overflowing of riverbanks and dams over the last few days.