80,000 houses damaged in MP
More than 80,000 houses have been damaged in the recent heavy rains and floods in Madhya Pradesh.india Updated: Sep 17, 2006 20:19 IST
More than 80,000 houses have been damaged in the recent heavy rains and floods in more than half of the 48 districts in Madhya Pradesh, causing extensive damage to life and property.
The death toll had touched 123 while seven people were still reported missing. Nearly 8,869 heads of cattle also perished in the calamity.
Flood fury was at its worst in the state capital and adjoining areas with death toll of 24, damage to 28,875 houses and 7065 cattle deaths, according to official sources.
Bhopal recorded highest death toll of 24, followed by 15 in Badwani, 11 in Ratlam, 9 in Indore, 7 in Jhabua, 6 each in Dewas and Dhar, 5 each in Rajgarh and Ujjain, 4 each in Khargone, Shajapur and Hoshangabad, 3 in Neemuch, 2 each in Sagar, Burhanpur and Khandwa and 1 in Sehore.
About 2,000 affected people were still being given shelter in 17 camps in Mandsaur, Vidisha, Jhabua, Raisen and Khargone districts.
About a dozen districts got above normal rainfall this season with vigorous monsoon lashing western districts. However, few districts in Sagar and Gwalior divisions got below average rainfall.