A major landslide has hit a small village namely Malin in Maharashtra's Pune district. Around 40 houses with 160 people are trapped under the mud, boulders and debris. The village's total population is around 715.
So far 08 bodies have been been recovered. Various
teams of NDRF, Army and local volunteers are involved in the relief
operation with the help earth moving machines. The tragedy occurred
today in the morning around 6 am.
States CM, deputy CM, Assembly speaker have rushed
to the spot to take stock of the situation. The tragedy hit village
is 30 kilometers away from Bhimshankar Jyotirling. According to
various reports coming in several peoples are suspected to be trapped
inside houses on a hillside. The whole village with 35-40 houses has
came under the debris of a hillock.
When the tragedy took
place the villagers were sleeping inside their houses. The land slide
is result of the heavy downpour that is taking place in the area
since last 3-4 days, which has loosened the earth and dislodged rocks
Till noon, two people were rescued alive from the debris. Heavy rains
are hampering the rescue operations. About 30 ambulances have been
rushed from adjoining areas to extend medical help to the victims.
Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh is coordinating the relief work.
State's Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Patangrao Kadam said
rescue operations were going on in full swing in coordination with
various government agencies, as reported by Indian Express.