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Sunday, July 31, 2005

And out of Mumbai...

While Mumbai gets the bulk of the media attention, other parts of Maharashtra are also going through terrible times. Mumbai Mirror reports about a place called Jui:
This was a village of 40 families till Tuesday. On Friday, there were only five men left. The village perched on a hillock just slid off and disappeared after a landslide. “There is no wood to burn the dead. Armymen here are vomiting at the sight of dead bodies. God must have some purpose in keeping us alive to see all this,” Ramchandra Dewle, one of the five survivors, said.
Meanwhile, in Raigad, "Three villages have been erased from the district’s maps [my emphasis]." Mumbai Mirror has some accounts from Raigad here and here.