Maharashtra: Five people swept away rain-hit Gadchiroli, three bodies found | Nagpur News

NAGPUR: Three members of a family became the first victims of the rain-hit Gadchiroli in the eastern Vidarbha of Maharashtra on Saturday after the truck in which they were traveling was swept away in an overflowing Perimili nullah.
The driver and cleaner of the truck are still missing.
District collector Sanjay Meena has alerted the revenue and administrative officials across Gadchiroli.
The bodies of the deceased, identified as Sitaram Talande, his wife Sammi and their 13-year-old kin Pushpa Gawde, were found in the truck which was stuck in a tree during the searches conducted by the State disaster response force (SDRF) on Sunday.
The family was traveling from Kasampalli to Mokela village where they were supposed to attend a post-death ritual. Though the accident had come to fore in the late evening, the rescue operations could Kickstart only in the morning.
The district disaster management team has alerted the overflowing nullahs flooding the State highways connecting Alapalli and Bhamragarh.
Similar caution has also been issued regarding the stretch beyond Mausam village where a nullah adjoining Nandigram village is flowing over the road snapping the connectivity between Alapalli and Sironcha in south Gadchiroli.
In Gadhchiroli taluka, overflowing nullah between Kumbhi and Chandela village has been flowing across the road making it dangerous for the commuters.
Tehsilder Omkar Otari, having two talukas of Etapalli and Aheri under him, said around 109 families having 353 persons have been evacuated so far in Aheri taluka which has received highest rainfall of 220 mm in last 24 hours.


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