At Least 20 Feared Trapped In 2 Landslides In Maharashtra's Rain-Hit Satara

Due to incessant rains, the roads leading to the two villages are either blocked or inundated, making it difficult to bring heavy machines for rescue work, a senior police official said.

At Least 20 Feared Trapped In 2 Landslides In Maharashtra's Rain-Hit Satara

At least 20 people are feared trapped in landslides in two locations in Satara.

Pune:

At least 20 people are feared trapped in landslides in two locations in Western Maharashtra's Satara district which has been battered by rain, police said on Friday.

Landslides took place at Ambeghar and Mirgaon villages during the night, burying a total of eight houses, said senior police official Ajay Kumar Bansal.

The incidents followed a major landslide in the coastal Raigad district on Thursday evening.

Some people have been rescued, police said.

"At Ambeghar, 13 or 14 people in four houses are feared trapped, while at Mirgaon, three houses were affected with 8 to 10 people inside," said Bansal, adding that rescue work is underway.

Due to incessant rains, the roads leading to the two villages are either blocked or inundated, making it difficult to bring heavy machines for rescue work, a senior police official said.

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