Landslide was reported from Western Express Highway in Mumbai’s Kandivali on Tuesday morning after heavy rainfall. No casualties were reported, Mumbai Fire Brigade informed. Mumbai woke up to heavy rainfall and waterlogged streets. Heavy traffic was also seen at several roads in the city. Several areas in Mumbai were waterlogged. In some areas, water had entered houses. IMD issued a read warning for Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri. BMC has asked offices in Mumbai to remain shut in view of the rain. Suburban services stopped at Vadala and Parel. Watch the video for more details.
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Over 18 people were killed, 123 were injured in a plane crash in Kerala’s Kozhikode. Pilot Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe was one of the pilots who died. Helplines to assist in providing information about passengers were issued. Airport Control Room - 0483 2719493, Malappuram Collectorate - 0483 2736320, Kozhikode Collectorate - 0495 2376901. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted about the incident and expressed their pain. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan rushed Fire and Police Force at Kozhikode airport. PM Modi spoke to Kerala CM over the phone regarding the crash. Home Minister ordered National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to rush at the airport. The plane, with 190 onboard from Dubai, split into two while trying to land. The aircraft overshot the Karipur’s table top runway. Watch the video for more details.
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At least 14 people on Air India Express died, 123 got injured and 15 received serious injuries, said Malappuram SP to ANI after aircraft coming from Dubai skidded off runway at Kozhikode airport. "We must remember that it is a tabletop runway at Kozhikode. There seems to have been injuries among all the passengers and some of them are unconscious. An NDRF team has been rushed to the spot and should be reaching any time there to join search andrescue operation," said NDRF DG SN Pradhan.
As trajectory of COVID-19 cases continues to surge, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh are recording over 10,000 cases daily. Andhra Pradesh has reported 2,06,960 cases so far. With 10,483 new cases, total tally of Maharashtra stood at 4,90,262. Total cases in India surpassed 20-lakh mark on August 7. 2,27,88,393 samples have been tested so far, according to ICMR.
National Disaster Response Force carried out restoration work in Maharashtra, a day after cyclone Nisarga made landfall. NDRF personnel were seen clearing roads and cutting fallen trees in areas like..
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