Two lakh displaced due to floods in Western Maharashtra, nine dead in boat mishap
Updated : August 09, 2019 07:56 AM IST
At least nine persons drowned in Sangli district when a rescue boat capsized. The region is being pounded by rains incessantly over the last few days.
Eleven rescue teams including five of NDRF were operating in Sangli, and he had sought five more teams from the defence ministry for the district, he said.
Fadnavis spoke to his Karnataka counterpart B S Yediyurappa earlier in the day, who agreed to release five lakh cusec water from Almatti dam in Karnataka, located downstream on the Krishna which originates in Western Maharashtra.
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