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Army Rescues Hundreds After Floods Inundate Madhya Pradesh Villages

Published on 21 August, 2016 at 7:00 pm By

Heavy rainfall caused a flood-like situation in several parts of Madhya Pradesh.

An army column was deployed in Rewa along with a task force for flood relief operations in the state.

Army personnel distributing food packets in Rewa ANI

Army personnel distributing food packets in Rewa ANI


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So far, 15 people died due to incidents arising after heavy rainfall in Madhya Pradesh in the past 24 hours.

One person died in the collapse of a three-storey building in Maihar. Seven others died after a house collapsed in Sagar’s Rahatgarh area. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced Rs.4 lakh as ex-gratia for the kin of the victims.

ANI

ANI

Incessant rains have badly affected normal life in Vindhya and Bundelkhand regions. Major rivers and streams including Son, Ken and Tamas are in spate in the regions. Rewa, Satna, Sidhi, Chattarpur, Panna, Katni, Damoh and some other districts are facing flood like situation.

A view of submerged houses after floods in Satna, Madhya Pradesh Twitter

A view of submerged houses after floods in Satna, Madhya Pradesh Twitter

More than 9,000 people were evacuated from different places of Rewa and Satna districts including the two cities where army jawans NDRF, SDRF and home guard jawans are carrying the rescue operations. A chopper has also been pressed into service.

A submerged temple twitter

A submerged temple twitter



The road connectivity has been badly disturbed in several districts as major rivers and streams are overflowing.

So far, 91 people died due to rain in Madhya Pradesh since on the onset of monsoon.

In UP, there was flood-like situation in Varanasi as the water level of Ganga rose the above the danger level.

In Allahabad, several areas flooded as water enters residential areas of the region.

Overflowing rivers twitter

Overflowing rivers twitter


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Several districts are reeling under flood as incessant rain has wreaked havoc, crippling normal life and obstructing road transportation.

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