The number of deaths from storms in India rises to 138 – Prime Time Zone

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In recent days, rains have wreaked havoc in several districts of the state; buildings were destroyed and vehicles were washed away by the force of water

EFE/EPA/INDIAN NAVYRescue teams look for survivors

The number of victims of the strong rains that reach the State of Maharashtra, in the India, tripled and rose to 138 in the last 23 hours. According to the minister of Aid and Rehabilitation, Vijay Wadettiwar, around 100,000 people still need to be rescued from the region. In recent days, rains have wreaked havoc in several districts of the state, especially the rural regions of Raigad and Konkan, which needed to receive support from rescue teams. “Due to the storm, there is massive damage to Konkan. In this critical situation, the entire government is working day and night to bring citizens to a safe place,” said the minister. Raigad’s situation was classified as “extremely serious” by the leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. Across the state, properties were destroyed while others were submerged. Cars and motorcycles were washed away with the force of water. Rescue teams are using boats to get around the flooded regions. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the rains will start to lose shape in the region from this Sunday.

*With information from EFE