3 killed, 23 missing after dam breach in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district
Mumbai: At least three people were killed and 23 missing after a dam in Maharashtra's coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said Wednesday.
The Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district developed a breach late Tuesday night night after heavy rains, a district official said.
So far three bodies have been recovered, he said, adding according to villagers 23 people are still missing.
The dam breach caused a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages, with as many as 12 houses being swept away.
Search operations are underway, the official said. PTI