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6 killed after dam breach causes flood in Maharashtra, India following heavy rainfall

6 killed after dam breach causes flood in Maharashtra, India following heavy rainfall

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At least six people were killed and 19 others went missing after a dam in India’s Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rain leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said today. A district official said that the Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district developed a breach early today following heavy rain, our New Delhi correspondent reports. A local police officer said six bodies have been recovered so far while 19 people are still missing. The dam breach caused a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages and a of dozen houses have been swept away by gushing waters.
Source: 6 killed after dam breach causes flood in Maharashtra, India following heavy rainfall

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