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Army on standby as heavy rains lash Junagadh district

india Updated: Jul 15, 2009 21:06 IST

The Army has been asked to remain on standby as over 500 mm of rain has lashed Mangrol taluk of Junagadh district in the last 24 hours resulting in some villages being inundated and cut off from outer world.

Rains continued in different parts of the state for the second consecutive day and two persons killed when a two-storey building collapsed in the city due to overnight rains.

"In the last 24 hours, there has been around 500 mm of rainfall in Mangrol taluk, which has caused problem of heavy water logging in the low lying villages. We have asked the Army to remain on standby," Junagadh District Collector Ashvini Kumar told PTI.

The district collector said that they have evacuated 200 families from low-lying villages to safer places. Road traffic has been affected as Mangrol-Chorwad and Angrol-Keshod roads are inundated with waters.

Other taluks of Junagadh district like Veraval, Keshodk and Sutrapada have also received substantial rains, district officials said.

A 70-year-old house in the city collapsed on Wednesday morning after overnight rains killing two people.

The meteorological department has warned of heavy to very heavy rains in the next 48 hours in the state.