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Monday, September 04, 2006

Flood situation in Madhya Pradesh

Four people were killed when heavy rains lashed Bhopal and adjoining areas affecting life in Madhya Pradesh and administration in the flood-hit Kawas in Barmer started drilling to drain water even as the death toll rose to 36 in floods in various districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Near flood situation arose in Madhya Pradesh with almost all rivers and rivulets in spate and vehicular traffic from the capital to Raisen and Sagar remained affected. Flights were affected as rainwater accumulated on the runway at Bhopal airport. Two youths were washed away while crossing a nullah in Ujjain while two people were killed as lightning struck them in Shivpuri yesterday. Many trains were running behind schedule due to heavy rains and flooding of tracks.

At least 35 people, trapped in rising waters in two canals after a heavy downpour in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, were rescued even as heavy rains continued to lash Udaipur and Kota divisions with warning of more torrential rains in the next 24 hours. Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar, Banswara and Chittor recorded heavy rains. Many roads have been blocked in Kota division due to continuous downpour. The state government has started drilling to drain flood waters in the worst-affected Kawas village in Barmer district.

Light to moderate rains were experienced in the national capital early this morning as people woke up to another cool day. The rains plummetted minimum temperature to 24.5 degrees Celsius, from 25.2 degrees yesterday. The weatherman have forecast more rainfall for the day and also during the next few days due to the Northwesterly movement of the Monsoon depession which lay over East Madhya Pradesh yesterday.


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