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Maharashtra floods: Rescue ops in full swing, IMD predicts more rain

Jul 27, 2019 19:35 IST

Relief and rescue operations are in full swing as Maharashtra reels under floods caused by heavy rainfall. The Western Naval Command is closely monitoring the situation and has deployed eight rescue teams in the flooded areas including three diving teams. Indian Air Force's Mi-17 helicopters rescued 9 people who were stranded on top a building in Kalyan and dropped them at Mumbai airport. However few choppers of the Navy and Air Force that were sent in for rescue operations were forced to return due to bad weather. People have also been asked to avoid the Mumbai-Pune highway due to low visibility. The Mumbai-Goa highway has been closed off due to the flooding. Flight operations at Mumbai airport continued but with some delay, according to the airport authorities. The leakage at Terminal 2 has also been fixed. The met department has warned of heavy rainfall in Mumbai and nearby areas in the next 48 hours. 

 

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