14 dead, 9 missing after dam breach in Ratnagiri
RATNAGIRI, MAHARASHTRA: Fourteen people, many of them from an extended family, were killed when a dam in Ratnagiri district’s Tivare village, 250 km from Pune, breached late on Tuesday night, resulting in a torrent washing away many houses. Nine people were still missing when rescue operations were halted for the night on Wednesday.
A massive 100-metre portion of the 308-metre-long dam was washed away, taking in its sweep nine of the 13 houses in the village and two bridges, officials said.
Villagers told TOI that the tragedy was waiting to happen, claiming they had been complaining to the authorities for at least two years about major leakages from the dam, which was built in 2014.
On Wednesday, relatives of the victims refused to take their bodies till action was taken against the officials who did not listen to their complaints. However, they relented after state water resources minister Girish Mahajan met them and assured that a proper inquiry would be conducted into their allegations.
Meanwhile, Mumbai received light showers on Wednesday — a relief after days of heavy rainfall. Firemen recovered four more bodies from the two wall collapse sites in Malad, taking the death toll in Tuesday’s tragedy to 26.
Maharashtra water resources minister Girish Mahajan said each family would be given Rs 5 lakh as ex gratia. “We will build temporary homes for them immediately and later permanent structures. One person from each family in the village will be given a government job,” he said.
Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force are engaged in rescue operations.
On Wednesday, a few villages downstream did not even have drinking water as the wells were filled with muddy water. Even the rescue teams were fetching drinking water from a town 30 km away.
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Kumar • 11 hours ago
After looting major part of the project money they build substandard infra which would end up in tragedies, shameless indian politico and bureaucrac
John Verghese• Mumbai • 8 hours ago
sir they greedy bastar,,s should be thrashed in public on their bluddy buttocks till it bleeds . No excuse for these people
Arvind Shah • 10 hours ago
Shameless politicians Bureaucrat and administrator are responsible. AS A head of nation prime minister and maharashtra chief minister and all party supporting government is responsible.please stop blaming opposition parties.
ChowkidarJail • 9 hours ago
Buddy, this is their job. Destroy India and Indians.
BOOTOUT SARKAARICLASS• ChowkidarJail • 4 hours ago
Haha! Firstly I am not a supporter of any party. Secondly this dam was built in 2014. I hate the party that is in power (whichever) most, because they can do something about current problems.
Rahul • 12 hours ago
Dam built in 2014 collapsed. While British era dams are still functional.
Britishers were right when they said at the time of independence, Indians can't rule themselves.
Mbai • 8 hours ago
yes sir well said. India would have been better if India was still under the British Rule. they politicians have mess up everything since 1947 till today. Even the present Parliament cannot clean the mess in 5 or 10 years time.
Surinder Gujjar• Haryana • 11 hours ago
True. Even if you look in Delhi or any major city for that matter, those areas that have British era sewage systems and storm water drains never get flooded. Only the new areas get flooded. They had preplanned everything so that the city can bear with more people migrating and can last hundreds of years.
Dreet • 12 hours ago
Repair dams not build majestic statues with the money.
Dreet • 12 hours ago
Still want to compete with China? Infrastructure in shambles.
Jagdish Madan • Vancouver BC • 10 hours ago
Built in 2014, the dam is relatively new and such a major breach should not have happened. Those responsible for building the dam as well as politicians and bureaucrats who ignored the complaints of the villagers over last two years must be identified and neutered.
Sl • Secunderabad • 12 hours ago
Some of these officials must be jailed for culpable homicide
BOOTOUT SARKAARICLASS • ChowkidarJail • 9 hours ago
LOL. You are reading too much foreign news. This is India.
Common Man • India • 10 hours ago
It was due to poor governance in last 5 years.
Ananthan Nair • 8 hours ago
Built in 2014 and leakages since last 2 years... washed away in 2019.... what type of crony conatruction may have happened in Pawar Gang''s land !!!
Rajiv • 9 hours ago
Such sloppy work and carelessness will not help build a modern India. Most of projects in Congress time were of questionable quality and need to be reevaluated for safety and security.
Tara • New Delhi • 9 hours ago
Lackadaisical work of state irrigation deparnent, who didn't act timely and so nany lives and property lost.
Precaution is best thing to avoid accidents. Punish those who ignored the villagers request.
Common Man • India • 10 hours ago
Which misgvt is ruling since last 5 years?
Prabhakar Naik • 10 hours ago
Incompetency, lack of knowledge and laziness are some of the causes for the mishap.thorough enquiry is a must.
BOOTOUT SARKAARICLASS• ChowkidarJail • 9 hours ago
We Indians are like this only. That is why we voted Modi and shiv sena gobarmint. Yes we booted out Congress, and then brought another corrupt party.
ONE LINER Challenge • 13 hours ago
DAMS SHOULD SUPPORT LIFE NOT TAKE IT. R.I.P
Whadafa • Here • 12 hours ago
Was the dam built during Modi leadership?
Mohit Goyal • 7 hours ago
this is a result of collusion between corrupt politicians & contractors. nothing is going to happen apart from some enquiry just for formality.
Rohan Seth• Location • 6 hours ago
Dam built in 2014 collapsed in 2019? How?