Widespread rain continued to lash several parts of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth consecutive day as the cyclonic storm Komen, which converted into a deep depression, has now entered the state.
Due to incessant rainfall, the Meteorological Centre has released alert for several parts of the state for next 24 hours.
"Cyclonic storm Komen which converted into deep depression has now entered Madhya Pradesh after covering West Bengal, Orissa and Chhattisgarh. It has converted into depression which brought heavy rainfall at several parts of the state", said director, Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhopal, Anupam Kashyapi.
He said the system entered the state via Jabalpur. MeT office has predicted that under its influence heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur at Hoshangabad, Jabalpur divisions except Jabalpur and Katni districts. Khandwa and Burhanpur may also witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a school bus in Chor Pandra village of Betul district swept away as a river stream was in spate due to heavy rainfall in the district. All the 60 children in the bus were rescued. The bus belonged to a private school of Sukha village. Besides, streams in Machna and Sukhi villages of Betul district are in spate.
Prediction of heavy rainfall has been also released by MeT office for Jabalpur, Dindori, Umaria, Raisen, Sehore, Dewas and Ujjain districts. South of Bhopal, rest of the state may witness heavy rainfall at isolated places in next 24 hours.
Sagar, Shahdol, Shivpuri, Guna, Satna districts will also witness light to moderate rainfall.
MeT office has released alert for Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Seoni, Chhindwara, Balaghat, Betul, Hoshangabad and Harda districts. MeT office has also predicted that low-lying areas may submerge due to heavy rainfall in Ashoknagar, Harda, Sagar, Khargone, Raisen, Barwani, Dhar and Burhanpur districts.
Pachmarhi: 206 mm
Betul: 101.6 mm
Raisen: 101 mm
Balaghat: 146.4 mm
Seoni: 124.2 mm
Chindwara: 115.8 mm
Gotegaon: 121 mm
Narsinghpur: 129 mm
Bhopal: 31.6 mm