Heavy rains batter Thane, Palghar; NDRF helps in rescue ops

Heavy rains batter Thane, Palghar; NDRF helps in rescue ops

Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were roped in to rescue hundreds of stranded people, they said. Rail tracks at Umbermali station near Kasara were "submerged up to the platform level" and there were boulder crashes in the Ghat section. The Modak Sagar dam in Sahapur started overflowing at 3.24 am on Thursday and two of its gates were opened to release the water, a message from the district headquarters said.

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