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Maharashtra: Twenty two bodies retrieved from landslide site in Raigad: NDRF to resume rescue operation today

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The death toll from a landslide in the Irshalwadi village of Maharashtra’s Raigad district rose to 22 yesterday. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) suspended rescue operations yesterday evening due to inclement weather conditions.

Speaking in the Assembly yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said extreme rains, gusty winds, and the difficult terrain slowed down rescue operations. he informed that a base camp has been set up to provide necessary medical aid. Container arrangements are also being made to accommodate the displaced families, added Mr.Shinde.

He further informed that the government has decided to shift citizens from landslide-prone areas to safer and permanent resettlements. The Chief Minister announced that the City and Industrial Development Corporation – CIDCO has been assigned the job of constructing permanent homes for all the 48 affected families of Irshalwadi. 

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