Heavy rains in India: At least 14 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and thousands of people were evacuated due to heavy rains in parts of western and central India on Monday. Heavy rains and incessant rains in Maharashtra’s Garhchiroli district have raised the water levels of several rivers in Nashik district, leaving three persons missing, while several temples along the Godavari river have been submerged.
Warning of heavy to very heavy rains in 5 districts of Gujarat
At least 63 people have been killed in Gujarat so far
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have assured Gujarat of all possible help from the Center. State Disaster Management Minister Rajendra Trivedi said seven people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours. In Gujarat, 63 people have been killed in rain-related incidents such as lightning, drowning and wall collapses since June 1.
Gujarat Rain Video: Cars sank in some places due to rain, commotion in Ahmedabad city
The death toll in Madhya Pradesh has risen to 60
The meteorological department has issued ‘Orange Alert’ for heavy to very heavy rains in 33 out of 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh, while seven people have been killed in the last 24 hours due to lightning strikes due to incessant rains. At least seven people were killed in lightning strikes at various places during the 24-hour period which ended at 2.30 pm on Monday, a revenue official said. The number has risen to 60.
A ‘red’ alert has been issued in Nashik till July 14
Heavy rains and continuous rains in Maharashtra’s Garhchiroli district have raised the water levels of several rivers in Nashik district. Three of its people went missing. At the same time, many temples on the banks of the river Godavari were submerged. In Garhchiroli district, three people were stranded in a drain in the last three days and their bodies were later recovered, officials said. However, three other people are still missing after being swept away in the drain, he said. Mumbai and adjoining areas also received light rains on Monday. The IMD has issued a ‘red’ alert for Nashik district till July 14, forecasting heavy rains of more than 20 cm in 24 hours. Pune district has also been receiving heavy rains for the last few days.
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Nashik, many temples submerged in Godavari river, watch video
192 deaths in Assam
Meanwhile, an official bulletin on Monday said that more than 3.79 lakh people were still affected by floods in 10 districts of Assam. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), no one drowned during the day, bringing the death toll from floods and landslides to 192 this year.
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