As the incessant rains continued lashing the state today, several people remained trapped in their houses in the border taluka of Canacona where over 250 houses have collapsed so far in the flood, official sources said.

The State administration confirmed that other 400 houses were inundated due to rains which has been hitting the state for last three days.

Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has rushed to the affected area where the district administration coupled with army and navy has initiated intense rescue operations, they said.

Official figures confirmed the death of two people who were washed away in the flood waters.

Kamat last night addressing a press conference in the south district headquarters of Margao said that no efforts were spared to bring marooned people to safety.

The villages Poinguinim, Partagali, Delem, Agonda and Khotigao remained under water throughout night, the sources said.

The signs of monsoon receding seemed bleak as MET department predicted the showers to continue for next two days. Met officials said that the offset of monsoons has begun in the state and its in the withdrawing phase.

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