Two persons and a girl died and one person was reported missing in Narmada river near Mortaka as rains lashed Malwa-Nimad region in last 24 hours.
Fourteen-year old Suga died on Monday afternoon as she tried to save her younger sister Sama from drowning Aner river in Barwani district. The two went to collect floated wooden logs from Aner from their nearby village Khatti. Sama slipped in the river trying to grab a wooden log. Suga went in deep water as she tried to save her. Sama was finally saved by an onlooker passing by while the dead body of Suga was fished out from five kilometers way.
Meanwhile, rains inundated farms in Langdi Mohdi village under Sendhwa block in Barwani district after a 20 year old pond collapsed. Force of water damaged 30-meter wide Dhanora –Chachariya road and a culvert breaking contact with surrounding villages. Water from Kamod pond entered in some houses in Dhanori village.
Dewas and Khargone district administration issued high alert in areas located along Narmada river. Narmada river flowed above danger mark due to water released from Bargi and Tawa dam. It flowed five feet above danger mark on Sunday midnight which raised fear of inundation in 16 villages in Nemavar area. Water level in Kshipra, Kalisindh, Lodhari rivers was on rise in Dewas district. Families in Jamner village have shifted to safer place. Dewas district has recorded 44.10 mm rains in last 24 hours.
Narmada flowed six feet below danger mark at Rajgaht in Chikhalda in Dhar district which has recorded 300 milimetres of rains from June 1 till now, highest in Malwa region. Neighbouring Khargone district has recorded seven-inch rainfall so far. Families residing along Kunda, Veda river have been told to shift to safer places.
Heavy rains increased water level considerably in Gambhir dam, sole supply point for Ujjain residents. A swelled Kshipra river submerged Ramghat. The district recorded 11 inches of rainfall so farr.
High alert issued in villages along Narmada river
Khandwa-Varodara highway closed for two hours due flood in Khargone district’s in Devali river.
Tapti river in Burhanpur district swells
Water level in Mandsaur district’s Gandhi Sagar, biggest man-made lake in central India, has rose to 1285 feet
HEAVY RAINFALL PREDICTED
The meteorological department on Monday predicted heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places in Ujjain, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Dhar, Dewas, Shajapur districts till July 12 noon. Light to moderate rains will be widespread across south-west MP.
(Inputs: Animesh Jain, Yadavendra Singh, Chhotu Shastri, Nitin Gupta, Mustafa Husain, Sandeep Vats, Sunil Kerhalkar)