Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb expressed concern over the flood situation and asked District Magistrates and concerned officials to make sure all rescue operations and emergency relief materials are provided as soon as possible.
During the rescue operation, over 300 personnel from the Fire department, district administration, NDRF managed to retrieve all the seven bodies that were trapped under the debris in Ullawas village near Sector 65 in Gurgaon.
Rescue divers from the Indian Navy and the NDRF are yet to be able to make any significant impact in their search and rescue operations as the water level is still beyond 100 feet, the safe diving capacity for the divers.
Despite being banned by the National Green Tribunal in 2014, the ‘rat-hole’ technique is a prevalent practice in Meghalaya. It involves digging of very small tunnels, usually only 3-4 feet high, through which workers enter and extract coal.