Goa: Over 250 houses collapse under heavy rains

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Panaji:  Incessant rains continued to lash Goa on Saturday, with several families remained trapped in their houses in the border taluka of Canacona. Over 250 houses here have collapsed due to the flood so far.

State administration confirmed that other 400 houses were inundated due to the rains, which have lasted three days already. The MET department predicts that the showers will continue for two more days.

Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has rushed to the affected areas, to oversee the intense rescue operations by the district administration, army and navy. Kamat last night addressing At a press conference in Margao on Friday evening, Kamat said that no efforts were spared to bring marooned people to safety. Official figures have confirmed two dead.

The villages Poinguinim, Partagali, Delem, Agonda and Khotigao remained under water throughout night.

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