Three children drowned in a rainwater-filled trench in Sagar district, while a youth was swept away in a flooded nullah in Rewa district on Friday and Saturday.
The three children drowned after they had gone to take a bath at roadside rainwater filled trench in Talsemra village on Friday evening.
Their bodies were found on Saturday morning, the police said.
Sources said the trench was created after illegal excavation for construction of a road in the area by contractors.
The trench gets filled with rain water, endangering the lives of children and cattle, said sources.
Villager, his two daughters stuck on a tree for 3 hours in Raisen dist
In Raisen district, one villager — Ratiram — and his two daughters were stuck on a tree for nearly three hours after sudden surge in water levels of Dudhai River on Saturday. A team led by local tehsildar Rajesh Singh rescued the three.
In Rewa district, a youth was swept away in the flooded waters of Odhara nallah in Patehra area of the district. The police and villagers have started search for the youth.
Heavy rainfall alert for Bhopal, Jabalpur, other dists
The meteorology department has predicted heavy rainfall for Bhopal on Sunday.
The alert has been also sounded for Balaghat, Seoni, Betul, Tikamgarh, Chhattarpur, Jabalpur, Ashoknagar, Sagar, Satna, Panna, Hoshangabad and Mandla districts.
“Bhopal will witness partly cloudy sky with peeping sunlight on Sunday and might receive heavy rainfall towards the end of the day,” said a MeT official on Saturday.
On Saturday, Bhopal received 110mm of rainfall. Till now the city has received 756.4mm rainfall this season.
The maximum and minimum temperature of the city remained at 30.3 degrees Celsius and 23.4 degrees Celsius.