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MUMBAI, Jul. 23, 2023 (TBINN)

National Disaster Response Force has finally called off its search-and-rescue operation in Wednesday’s land-slide in Irshalwadi in Maharashtra’s Raigad District, state’s minister Uday Samant said today.

Addressing a press conference, Samant, who is guardian minister of Raigad, said the decision was taken in consultation with the district administration and other concerned authorities as well as local residents.

So far, 27 bodies have been recovered while 57 are untraceable, officials said, adding that no body was found from the debris today.

These include 12 men, 10 women and four children, while one corpse has not been identified as yet, they added. At least 17 of 48 houses in the remote tribal village, which is at least an hour away from a motorable road, were fully or partially buried in the land-slide that took place around 10:30 P.M. on July 19, 2023.

National Disaster Response Force and other agencies resumed the search and rescue operation for the fourth day today at Irshalwadi, some 80 kilometres from Mumbai, after calling it off the previous Evening due to darkness and inclement weather.

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