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48 dead as heavy monsoon rains lash western India

27 July 2017, 06:32 | Rodolfo Quinn

Incessant Rains Trigger Flood-Like Situation In Gujarat, NDRF Rescues 200 Stranded People

Around 2,245 people were evacuated from flood-affected areas and shifted to safer locations. File

Another 14 people died in the nearby state of Arunachal Pradesh last month after a mudslide swept through a village.

Almost three days after their village Dabhipura in Dantiwada taluka of Banaskanthan was inundated in flood waters, families returned on Wednesday.

NDRF along with Air Force has been pressed into the rescue operation, however, ongoing rains are hampering the relief work.

The state government has already sounded an alert about possible floods in six districts after the IMD forecast extremely heavy rainfall in the northern region of the state.

The water in Dhanera, the worst-hit village of the Banaskantha district, is ebbing and now the villagers are witnessing tremendous destruction caused to the village due to the flood.

Till now, around 1,000 people, who were marooned, have been rescued by the Army from affected areas, as per reports by the Times of India.

Receding flood waters in Banaskantha laid bare a massive tragedy in Khariya village of Kankrej taluka on Wednesday when 17 bodies -all close relatives -were recovered on the bank of Banas river.

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With the Met department predicting heavy to very heavy rains in the next 24 hours, the Ahmedabad municipal corporation has advised people to stay indoors.

The intensity of the rains has reduced on Wednesday and the relief and rescue efforts continue in north Gujarat. Places like Banaskantha, Anand, Sabarkantha, Patan, and Valsad districts are flooded.

"A total of five helicopters MI-17V5 have been pressed into service for rescue and relief operation in flood-hit areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat", a defence ministry statement said.

The Centre today rushed 10 additional NDRF teams to Gujarat, which is reeling under floods and heavy rains, a senior official said.

Incessant rains disrupted normal life in several parts of the state with many rivers, including Damodar, Konar and Siwane, in spate. The Rajkot-Ahmedabad national highway is also closed due to water-logging.

Official sources said Modi would also hold meetings with Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and Gujarat officials after his aerial review. The situation in the state has intensified in recent days by heavy rain Monday and Tuesday were evacuated about 36 000 people.



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