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Heavy rainfall in Madhya Pradesh throws life of out of gear

Continuous rainfall for the last three days has thrown lives out of gear in several parts of the state. Madhya Pradesh witnessed heavy rainfall after an interval of more than two weeks.

bhopal Updated: Jul 10, 2015 21:24 IST
HT Correspondent
Light to moderate showers lashed Bhopal on Thursday after a long interval. A girl covers herself with her mother's dupatta to save her from rain. (HT photo)
Light to moderate showers lashed Bhopal on Thursday after a long interval. A girl covers herself with her mother's dupatta to save her from rain. (HT photo)

Continuous rainfall for the last three days has thrown lives out of gear in several parts of the state. Madhya Pradesh witnessed heavy rainfall after an interval of more than two weeks.

Transportation facilities were hit because of the rainfall in several villages of Raisen, Vidisha and Sagar districts. Several rivers in these districts have also crossed the danger mark.

Water level of more than a dozen rivers in Raisen alone has increased drastically. More than 15 villages of Begamganj in Raisen were cut off.

Due to a sudden rise in the water level of the Bina River, transportation in all these villages has stopped since Friday morning.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre officials, these three districts were the worst affected. The situation is likely to continue for the next 24 hours, said MeT officials.

Meanwhile, Damoh district witnessed the highest rainfall (52 mm) in the state on Friday followed by Seoni and Khajuraho where 44 mm and 36 mm rainfall was recorded respectively. Jabalpur and Umaria recorded 30 mm and 28 mm rainfall.

The MeT department has predicted rain and thundershower over Jabalpur, Shahdol, Chambal and Rewa division in the next 24 hours. Sagar, Damoh, Hoshangabad, Betul, Datia, Gwalior, Ashoknagar and Raisen districts may also witness similar conditions.

Several places in the Shivpuri, Guna and Bhopal division may also witness moderate rainfall.

The MeT office has also released warning of heavy rainfall in isolated places over Jabalpur, Chambal, Rewa, Shahdol division and Betul, Datia, Gwalior, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Sagar and Damoh districts in next 48 hours.

Meanwhile Bhopal recorded 0.2 mm rainfall on Friday. Sky in the capital will remain mainly cloudy and a few spells of rain will be witnessed.