Mumbai: A video of a crocodile moving around the streets of Maharashtra’s Sangli district is going viral on the internet. The crocodile was spotted by some locals and a video of the same was shared by news agency ANI. As per reports, the crocodile easily crawled out of the water after the level of water in the Krishna river rose following heavy rainfall in the state.Also Read - Flood Alert Issued in THESE Districts of Tamil Nadu As Krishnagiri Dam Reaches Full Capacity
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The incident happened at a time when the state of Maharashtra is reeling under torrential rains, landslides and flooding. The most affected districts are Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur. The number of deaths due to flooding, landslides and other rain-related incidents in parts of Maharashtra reached 113 on Sunday with one more casualty reported in the last 24 hours, while 100 people were missing after the monsoon fury, the state government said. So far, 50 people have also been injured in these incidents, the government added in a statement.
Meanwhile, at least 89,333 people have been evacuated from flood-hit areas of the state, including 40,882 in Kolhapur district alone. On Sunday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Chiplun, the site of severe flooding in Ratnagiri district of the Konkan region. A group of locals stopped the CM’s convoy and informed him about the problems they were facing following the rain havoc in the area.
In the last 24 hours, one death was reported from Pune and one person was reported missing from Thane district, the state government said. The government said 52 deaths were so far reported in Raigad, 21 in Ratnagiri, 13 in Satara, 12 in Thane, seven in Kolhapur, four in suburban Mumbai, and two each in Sindhudurg and Pune.
A total of 875 villages in Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Pune were affected by the torrential rains, while 1,35,313 people were evacuated to safer places, it said. Around 2,000 people were lodged at six relief camps in Ratnagiri, the release said. A bridge on the Vashisthi river in Chiplun had earlier got damaged following a heavy downpour.