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Maharashtra: Man rescued from under Taliye landslide debris dies, toll rises to 86

The deceased, identified as Swapnil Shiravale (23), was rescued alive with his legs heavily injured by locals. He was undergoing treatment at JJ Hospital in Mumbai

Written by Vallabh Ozarkar | Mumbai |
Updated: August 8, 2021 8:17:00 am
NDRF continuous rescue operation at the site after several people died in a landslide at Taliye village in Raigad district, Saturday, July 24, 2021. (PTI Photo)

A 23-year-old man, rescued alive from under the debris of Taliye village landslide in Raigad district, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, taking the total toll to 86.

On July 22, Kondalkarwadi in Taliye village was buried under the debris of a hillock that came sliding down due to heavy rain. The deceased, identified as Swapnil Shiravale (23), was rescued alive with his legs heavily injured by locals. He was undergoing treatment at JJ Hospital here. After battling for life for over 15 days, he succumbed to his injuries around 7 am on Saturday.

Of five people rescued from the debris, four were treated at JJ Hospital, while another with fractured leg was treated at a hospital in Mangaon and is stated to be stable.

On Thursday, Sangeeta Kondalkar (43), who was also rescued by the villagers, succumbed to her injuries. She was also admitted to JJ Hospital.

Shiravale’s brother Sunil, who lost his wife and two children in the landslide, said their mother and Shiravale stayed in Mumbai for job. Due to lockdown, Shiravale had returned to their village and started working in a nearby factory.

“It was his birthday on July 22 and his friends came from the neighbouring villages to celebrate when the landslide took place. Though somehow rescued by the locals, he had sustained major injuries in his legs,” Sunil said.

While rescue teams managed to recover 53 bodies, 31 people were feared buried under the debris. The persons whose bodies could not be recovered were declared dead after a three-day search operation.

Meanwhile, the process for rehabilitation of the affected has been expedited and a total of 24 temporary containers provided in the village.

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