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Death toll in Gujarat floods reaches 119; rescue op underway

28 July 2017, 11:43 | Virginia Santiago

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

Floods Kill Two In Rajasthan Gujarat Declares High Alert

Heavy rains since Friday have caused floods and flood-like situations across India, killing scores of people and leaving several hundreds homeless. Khariya is one of the 30 villages that had been on high alert since the water level of the Banas river rose due to heavy downpour. The situation does not seen to get any better in Rajasthan where rescue teams have been deployed to help civilians.

In Assam at least 75 people have been killed and a state-wide emergency relief operation has been underway since April.

While reviewing the situation PM Narendra Modi inspected the devastation in the parts of Gujarat that are badly hit by the floods and heavy rains. "All these teams are self-contained and shall be operational in worst flood affected areas of Gujarat by tomorrow morning", the official said.

On Wednesday, the state government claimed that only 11 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, while sources put the number at 50, that too in Banaskantha alone.

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"More than 10,000 people were relocated from vulnerable areas as a precautionary measure as torrential rain continues in the State", said a senior government official, adding that more than 1,000 people were rescued by various agencies.

Most schools and colleges in Ahmedabad, Gujarat's main city, and district remained closed on Thursday as public transportation was crippled thanks to waterlogged roads. "We have rescued over 7,000 people in the past two days", said State Relief Commissioner A J Shah.

The MeT Centre here predicted that heavy to very heavy rain would occur at several places in Gujarat during the next two days.

Light rainfall occurred at a few places in the northern part of the state, while heavy showers were witnessed at a few places in the south west, an India Meteorological Department bulletin said. Authorities pressed in disaster response force personnel to carry out rescue operations in the affected areas. Then, our house collapsed' A mob of around 2,000 people blocked the state highway at Modasa in Arvalli district, protesting administration's failure to clear waterlogged residential areas. The Ahmedabad city received almost 72 mm of rains in the last 12 hours ending at 11 am today.



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