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Flood death toll in western Maharashtra touches 54, four missing
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India, Aug. 16 -- As floodwaters recede in Kolhapur and Sangli, the district administration stated that till Friday, 54 people died in western Maharashtra's five districts and four persons are missing. The livestock toll due to floods is 7,847 buffaloes and cows.
Deepak Mhaisekar, Pune divisional commissioner, said, "We are able to assess the damage as water level has come down in Sangli and Kolhapur districts. Five villages in Shirol taluka (Kolhapur) are still marooned. The death toll till date in the five districts (Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara, Pune and Solapur) that fall in Pune division is 54 and four are missing."
The official said that the livestock casualty is 7,847 cows and buffaloes, 166 calves and 1,065 goats. Divisional commiss...
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