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Death toll in Maharashtra 942

August 02, 2005 17:35 IST
Last Updated: August 02, 2005 18:27 IST


The death toll in Maharashtra rose to 942 with Mumbai accounting for 436 deaths, Navi Mumbai 60, Thane 206, Raigad 136, Ratnagiri 18, Sindhudurg seven, Kolhapur 11, Parbhani six, Nanded nine, Yavatmal 10, Satara four, Beed seven, Aurangabad seven, Jalna two, Hingoli one, Wardha two, Pune seven, Nasik one, Bhandara five, Washim two and Amravati five.

However, rains continued to lash Pune resulting in waterlogging in some areas. Water overflowed from Khadakvasla, Panshet and Vanganga dams inundating low-lying areas.

In Vidarbha region, there was also a let up in rainfall and water level receded in Vainganga river in Bhandara. In Nasik, incessant rains since Monday night disrupted normal life and the civic body issued notices to residents of old houses in Kazi Gadhi locality, facing threat of collapse due to heavy rains.

The district authorities have also alerted people staying on banks of Godhavari river after more than 13,000 cusecs of water was released from Gangapur dam.

Meanwhile, Indian Meteorological Department said in Pune that there was a possibility of revival of monsoon with a building of a low pressure area in the north of Bay of Bengal shortly.

"In the next two days, there would be a decreasing trend in rainfall over Maharashtra. However, thereafter there can be another spell of heavy rainfall in parts of the state", Indian Meteorological Department Director A B Mazumdar said.

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