An aerial view by IAF of the flooded regions in Chiplun and surroundings where the Indian Navy has launched rescue operations for over 5000-marooned people on July 23, 2021.

(IANS)

In a potentially massive tragedy, at least 35 individuals were buried alive when a portion of a hill crashed on their homes following torrential rains, officials said on Friday.

The incident took place in the small Talai village in the hilly stretch in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, which has been clobbered with heavy downpours for the past three days.

As per preliminary information, the hillock slid and crashed on around three dozen homes below, trapping a majority of the victims in the boulders, stones and slush which hurtled at full force.

Rescue teams have been dispatched to the location, and more details are awaited.

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