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Flood kills 4 more in MP, 6,000 houses damaged

flood situation has cropped up in some districts due to heavy rains during last 24 hours.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2013 11:56 IST
HT Correspondent

Heavy rainfall, especially in western parts of state, is expected to continue for another day after which the intensity of rain would start decreasing, the met office has said.

The Regional Meteorological Centre here has issued warning of heavy rainfall in some areas of Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain and Hoshangabad divisions during next 24 hours.

Monsoon is currently vigorous over Indore and Ujjain divisions, causing heavy rainfall in western MP.

It is also active in Jabalpur and Hoshangabad divisions.

The met office has said that during next 24 hours, many places in Gwalior, Chambal, Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain and Hoshangabad divisions and few places in other divisions are expected to receive showers.

FLOOD SITUATION CROPS UP IN SOME DISTRICTS

A government release said that flood situation has cropped up in some districts due to heavy rains during last 24 hours.

Two youths each have been washed away in floods in Dewas and Ratlam districts.

Betwa River was in spate at Hoshangabad.

Floodwater had entered Ashta tehsil headquarters in Sehore district. Sehore Indore road has been cut off and 22 villages have been cut off from rest of the state. Due to inundation of some low-lying areas in Indore, people from there have been shifted temporarily in a school.

As many as 5,468 houses have suffered partial damage and crops have been effected in 24 thousand 638 hectare in Sagar district.

Excessive rains have killed 4 persons and 37 cattle heads. Also, 450 houses in Vidisha district have suffered partial damage. In Basoda tahsil, 400 persons have been kept in two relief camps, the release added.

RAIN SUBSIDES BHOPAL

Rainfall activity has subsided in the state capital and on Thursday only one or two

IN moderate showers were experienced in the city.

The sky however remained overcast and maximum temperature was recorded at 29.1 degrees - four degrees below normal mark.

Till 5.30pm on Thursday, Bhopal district had recorded 543.4mm of rainfall- that is exactly half of the total rainfall expected during the season (June to September) in Bhopal.

During last 24 hours ending at 8.30am on Thursday, Bhopal airport received 7.4mm of rain and Bhopal city recorded 2.3mm of rain.

By 5.30pm another 5.4mm and 1.8mm rainfall was recorded at the two stations.