The Tiware dam, classified as a minor irrigation tack, located off Karad Chiplun Road in Ratnagiri district, had started overflowing on Tuesday evening. Around 9.30 pm, a part of the wall developed a breach, resulting in a flood-like situation and subsequently, a large part wall of the dam was completely demolished by the force of water.
Even as teams rushed to carry out search and rescue operation at Kurar in Malad East, where retaining a wall collapsed, the force assisted the BMC and the Navy in evacuating trapped residents of Kranti Nagar in Kurla, which lies along the river.
The vehicle was fished out using a large crane and the three bloated bodies were recovered from inside the metal structure. The deceased were identified as Honey Saitia (34), Harnek Singh (28) and Vivek Verma (33). While Saitia and Singh were residents of Delhi, Vivek had been living in Loni.