Gujarat: Heavy rain causes flood-like situation, 1 dead

Gujarat: Heavy rain causes flood-like situation, 1 dead

Torrential rains hit parts of Gujarat today, resulting in a flood situation in several places, killing one person, authorities have announced.

An avalanche type of situation was developed in the city of Morbi Tankara in the district due to the explosion of clouds and intense rain. Tankara received rainfall of 340 mm in the last 24 hours, according to authorities. More than 1,400 people were rescued in safe places.

In Rajkot, heavy rains caused the massacre in some parts of the city. Authorities asked citizens not to leave their homes.

“A middle-aged couple was dragged by the water near the village of Cuba at Jeta Lodhika Taluka this morning. While Navalbhai Khunt (45) could not save, his wife was rescued,” he rajkot collector said Vikrant Pandey.

“The city of Rajkot received 400 mm of rainfall at 11 o’clock,” said Rajkot City Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani, adding that they have warned citizens not to leave their homes.

Logging in low-lying areas closed many roads and putting life out of range in Rajkot city, he said.

“About 2,000 people have been moved to safer places in the Rajkot district, while in the Morbi district, some 1,400 were moved to other places,” the authorities said the disaster control room.

“The Surendranagar district administration has rescued 12 people who were stranded in the water from the village of Dhrangadhra Bharda to Taluka and three from Krishnagar company in the town of Surendrnagar,” they said.

After heavy rains, the rivers and Macchu Aji in the districts of Rajkot and Surendranagar, respectively, have grown, after which people in the low lying areas near the river were alerted. The Rajkot administration said the district’s disaster team was running a rescue operation in low-lying areas.

“More than 10 dams in the district are about to overflow, the water level in Nyari 1 and 2, and 3 Aji dam has raised the alert level,” said Pandey, the Rajkot collector, adding that NDRF teams Put in resting mode and more people living in low areas are taken to safer places.

Gujarat’s chief minister Vijay Rupani held an emergency meeting this morning to discuss the situation and ordered the National Response Teams (NDRF) Disaster Force to remain stationed in the district of Tankara morbi and Chotila in the district of Surendranagar.

During the review meeting, the Prime Minister called on the state administration to remain extra alert because the Department of Meteorology warned of heavy rains in the state over the next 48 hours.

According to figures from the emergency response center, such as 8 am, 7 tanks were put on alert and 5 were put on alert.

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