Floods in western Maharashtra leave 27 dead

PUNE: Heavy rain on October 14 that caused flooding across western Maharashtra left 27 people dead across Pune, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, and Kolhapur districts, officials confirmed on Friday.
Solapur district was affected the most, accounting for 14 deaths. At least 1,716 houses were destroyed and over 34,000 hectares of agriculture land were inundated. Around 478 heads of cattle were killed.
Nine people died in Sangli, three in Pune and one in Satara district. One person has been reported missing in Pune, where the victims were swept away by floodwaters at Rajegaon in Daund.
The Pune divisional commissioner’s office said over 21,000 people had been evacuated so far in the division, 17,000 in Solapur alone. The district received over 100mm of rain on Wednesday. Congress MLA Praniti Shinde from Solapur told TOI that farmers should get the highest possible compensation for the damage they suffered in the deluge.

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