Close to 15 people, including children, were killed in rain-related incidents in Indore and nearby areas on Thursday, taking the toll to 20, as it continued to rain unabated all through the night before ebbing on Thursday morning. Though the rain was reduced to a light shower by morning, allowing relief workers to assess the situation, reports of deaths started pouring in from various localities of Indore and neighbouring villages, official sources said.
The rain disrupted life in various localities of the city as water entered houses. Several houses collapsed and vehicles were swept away. Road traffic was thrown out of gear and could be restored somewhat only around the afternoon.
Over 200 people shifted in Gujarat
Jamnagar/Surat/Ahmedabad: More than 200 people have been shifted to safer places in the Saurashtra and south Gujarat region following heavy downpour, district authorities said on Thursday. Over 150 fishermen near the Rupen port of Jamnagar district were moved from their settlements along the coastline to safer locations.
Water levels rise in key reservoirs
New Delhi: Better rainfall over the past week has helped improve water levels in 81 important reservoirs in India, which now stand at about 23 per cent of their capacity. Water levels in these reservoirs have been rising slowly following better rainfall, but still remain below than their normal capacities.