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80 Tourists Stranded At Pali Waterfall In Goa Due to Heavy Rains

Heavy rains caused mountain streams to turn into raging torrents, stranding about 80 tourists at the Pali waterfall in Goa on Sunday afternoon. Goa police have rescued 50 people so far, but around 30 are still waiting to be rescued. North Goa Superintendent of Police Akshat Kaushal said, “North Goa Police Team is working closely […]

The Goa police stated that the rescue operation is in progress and the situation is under control.
The Goa police stated that the rescue operation is in progress and the situation is under control.

Heavy rains caused mountain streams to turn into raging torrents, stranding about 80 tourists at the Pali waterfall in Goa on Sunday afternoon. Goa police have rescued 50 people so far, but around 30 are still waiting to be rescued.

North Goa Superintendent of Police Akshat Kaushal said, “North Goa Police Team is working closely with the Fire Department to rescue persons trapped at the Pali waterfall. The rescue operation is ongoing, and the situation is under control. Around 50 persons have been rescued so far while around 30 are still to be rescued.”

Pali waterfall is a popular spot for trekking and tourism, especially during the monsoon season. It is located in Valpoi, about 50 kilometers from Panaji. After the incident, the state forest department closed all waterfalls for one week.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for Goa, leading the Goa Education Department to declare a holiday for schools on Monday. The heavy rains caused landslides, cave-ins, and water logging in many areas. Panaji received 115 mm of rain in 6.5 hours on Sunday morning, and landslides in Ponda blocked the Panaji-Belagavi national highway.

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