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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Parts of Sehore district inundated by heavy rain, boy washed away

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, July 30, 2014
First Published: 14:02 IST(30/7/2014) | Last Updated: 14:17 IST(30/7/2014)

Though rainfall abated in most parts of Madhya Pradesh, heavy showers inundated Nasrullahganj town and surrounding localities in Sehore district.

In Sagar, a 16-year-old boy was washed away when water current suddenly swelled in Sunar river under Garhakota police station. The search for the boy is on.

Police said Sonu Ahirwar (16), a resident of Tagore ward, had gone to Sunar river for bathing when he was washed away.

In Nasrullahganj of Sehore, it was pouring from 8am to 12 noon causing severe waterlogging in both urban and rural areas.

The roads leading to tehsil headquarters from villages were severed, power supply was disrupted because of rived electric wires and, in general, life was thrown out of gear.

The Met office said that 11cm of rainfall was recorded within four hours in the areas. Rural areas like Bhadakui, Ambakdim, Ladkui, Mariado, Pachore, Hathighat, Naharkheda and two dozen other villages were cut off from the headquarters.

Water started flowing over a culvert between Obaidullahganj and Delawadi, causing the road traffic between Bhopal and Nasrullahganj to be disrupted.

The traffic on Harda-Khandwa road was affected partially as a culvert collapsed over Kalimachak river in Mohal village. Only two-wheelers are able to cross the half-collapsed culvert. Villagers managed to fill up the collapsed culvert at Abjgaon Khurd with earth to pass through it.

The flood control room in Bhopal said the situation is in control in most parts of the state as rainfall has decreased.

Till now, 17 rain-related deaths have been reported in the season, the control room said.


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