One of the major dams built in the country, Tiware dam built in Ratnagiri on Chiplun raptured on July 2, Tuesday earlier this week after 5 day long heavy showers drenched Maharashtra that caused it to breach. Maharashtra's Water Conservation Ministry after a special investigation announced that the high number of crabs gathered around the dam could be the reason behind the leakage that caused the dam to break on Tuesday night.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressing his condolence to the families suffering due to the damage said, "The reason for the breach will be probed and action would be taken against the guilty expeditiously." The relief and rescue operations are full swing and the National Disaster Response Force has discovered 18 dead bodies until now from the dam. Besides, Chiplun Bhendewadi area also faced problems due to the dam breaching. Bhendewadi too falls under the Tiware Gram Panchayat.

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