Tiware Dam Breach: Rescue Operation for 4 Missing Persons Enter Sixth Day
Tiware Dam Breach. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Ratnagiri, July 8: National Disaster Response Force's (NDRF) rescue operation for four missing persons entered the sixth day here on Monday in the wake of a breach in Tiware Dam which has claimed 19 lives.

A total of 23 went missing on the night of on July 3 when the dam developed a breach following heavy rains in the area causing a flood-like situation in several downstream villages. Tiware Dam Breach: NCP Demands FIR Against Crabs After Water Minister Tanaji Sawant Blames Crustaceans For ‘Natural Calamity’.

The death toll climbed to 19 after one more body was recovered during the search operation on Friday. According to police, villagers have been moved to safer places and the situation is under control now.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced Rs 4-lakh compensation for the kin of each of the deceased and promised a probe saying action will be taken against anyone found guilty of negligence.