At least 30 to 35 people were feared dead in an incident of landslide in a village in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Friday.

Rescue teams have been despatched to the location. Officials said that several others were feared trapped.

With continous rainfall inundating several regions in Maharashtra, the floods are being described as worse than the ones reported in 2005 and 1967.

Multi-agency operation to rescue people from Chiplun, Mahad  

The three big rivers of Western Maharashtra -- Panchganga in Kolhapur, Krishna in Sangli and Koyana in Satara -- are flowing above the danger mark in several areas. 

The traffic on the Mumbai-Goa and Pune-Bengaluru highways have been badly affected because of the incessant rainfall, waterlogging and damage to the roads.  

5,000 to 6,000 persons are reported to be stranded in Chiplun in Ratnagiri district and Mahad and Raigad district as of Friday morning.

Meanwhile Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray  spoke to the Raigad District Collector about the flood situation in Mahad.
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