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6 killed, 20 missing after dam breach in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district


PTI, Jul 3, 2019, 9:49 AM IST

Mumbai: At least six people were killed and 20 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 night after heavy rains, a district official said.

Bodies of six people have been recovered so far, he informed, adding according to villagers 20-23 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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