Thane, Leader News Service : Two teams of the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) along with two firefighting vehicles have left Thane for relief work in the natural calamity at Irshalwadi in Khalapur of Raigad district on behalf of the Thane Municipal Corporation. Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar informed that these teams have been sent as per the order of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde so that relief work can be done in a dynamic manner at the accident site.
It is feared that houses in this wadi may have been buried under the mud in the accident that occurred in Irshalwadi in Khalapur around Wednesday night. As the JCB and any other machinery could not reach the accident site, the rescue work is going on with the help of manpower. For this, two trains have been dispatched through the fire brigade of Thane Municipal Corporation. Commissioner Bangar mentioned that relief work will not be hindered after dark.
A team of 15 personnel of the Thane Disaster Response Force was dispatched on Wednesday evening to provide immediate help in the event of a flood situation in Mahad due to heavy rains on Wednesday. However, due to the Khalapur accident, the team of the said place was sent to Khalapur early in the morning and this morning, a team of 7 soldiers of the Thane Disaster Response Force has reached Khalapur. Also, 7 soldiers along with two vehicles of fire brigade have also reached Khalapur for relief work. Eight containers have also been sent to provide temporary accommodation to the residents who survived the disaster. Also, Commissioner Bangar has given instructions to the concerned department to coordinate with the local administration at Khalapur from time to time and provide the necessary machinery as per requirement.
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