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  Metros   Mumbai  05 Jul 2019  Tiware dam toll rises to 18

Tiware dam toll rises to 18

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Jul 5, 2019, 3:58 am IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2019, 3:58 am IST

The district collector was also making arrangements for food and utensils among other things.

The Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district suffered a breach late Tuesday night. (Photo: File)
 The Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district suffered a breach late Tuesday night. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: The death toll in the breach of the Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district has risen to 18. Cabinet minister Girish Mahajan who was at the site for the last two days, said that potable water will be supplied to villagers through tankers. Pukka houses will be provided within four months’ time to people whose houses have been washed away. Mr Mahajan said that temporary accommodations had been built for the affected people. The district collector was also making arrangements for food and utensils among other things.

An official of the disaster management unit (DMU) said that till the end of the search operation, 18 dead bodies had been found while five persons were still missing.

He also said that the operation would not be called off till all missing persons had been found. The search operation launched by teams of the police and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) would continue on Friday as well.

The Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district suffered a breach late Tuesday night. “Four more bodies were found Thursday, either in water or lying near the bushes,” he added.

Some of the deceased were identified as Chandrabhaga Chavan (75), Atmaram Chavan (75) and their kin Pandurang (55), Sharda (44), Dashrath (20), Sandesh Dhadve (18), Nandaram (55), Vaishnavi (20), Anusaya (70), Ravindra (45) and Rakesh Ghanekar (30).

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