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3 killed, 23 missing after dam breach in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district


PTI Mumbai
Updated: 03-07-2019 09:05 IST
3 killed, 23 missing after dam breach in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district

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At least three people were killed and 23 missing after a dam in Maharashtra's coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said Wednesday. The Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district developed a breach late Tuesday night after heavy rains, a district official said.

So far three bodies have been recovered, he said, adding according to villagers 23 people are still missing. The dam breach caused a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages, with as many as 12 houses being swept away. Search operations are underway, the official said.

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COUNTRY : India