Heavy rains claimed 271 lives in Maha since April
Heavy rains and hailstorms in Maharashtra have claimed lives of 271 people since April this year, with 377 houses in the state completely damaged and 16,477 houses partially damaged. The rains also claimed 1,417 small domestic animals and 1,593 large cattle like cows, bulls and buffalos, according to state minister Dileep Kamble.
The figures are compiled for the period from April 1, 2016 till date, which includes deaths due to heavy rains, hailstorm and other natural calamities.
“Aurangabad revenue division comprising eight districts is the worst hit in the current year as 70 people died there resulting from natural calamities. Amravati division is on the second number with 66 people losing their lives to such disasters.