At least 18 people, including six children, died in rain-related accidents

At least 18 people, including six children, have died in rain accidents in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and thousands have been relocated to safer places.

Heavy rains hit Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday morning, flooding many parts of the city and disrupting traffic in some places.

Heavy rain occurred in isolated places over East Rajasthan, while some other parts of the state received light to moderate rainfall. Mount Abu and Pratapgarh received the highest eight cm rainfall in the state.

The temperature dropped this Tuesday morning after rain in the national capital Delhi. However, traffic was affected by water thickening at many points in the city. According to the Department of Meteorology, the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal. At the same time, the air humidity level stood at 93 percent at 8.30am.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi recorded two mm of rain in the last 24 hours until 8am on Tuesday.

Three students from a government school were killed and four others were seriously injured when lightning struck Tuesday afternoon over Soytkhurd in the Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh.

Heavy rains continued on Tuesday in many parts of Gujarat as six more people lost their lives in rain-related incidents in the past 24 hours. According to officials, 69 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in the state since June 1.

State Disaster Management Minister Rajendra Trivedi said a total of 27,896 people were evacuated from the areas affected by the floods, of which 18,225 are still in foster homes and the rest have returned home. .

Officials said southern Gujarat districts have been receiving heavy rains since recent days and some areas of Kutch and Rajkot in the Saurashtra region have been receiving heavy rains since Monday night.

According to the ‘State Emergency Operations Center’ (SEOC), Anjar taluka of Kutch received 167mm of rain in the six hours from 6am on Tuesday morning, while Gandhidham taluka of the district recorded 145mm of rain.

The districts of Narmada, Surat, Dang, Valsad and Tapi in southern Gujarat and Panchmahal and Chhota Udaipur in the central part of the state also received heavy rains.

The Meteorological Department of India (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rains in the districts of Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Tapi, Dang, Narmada, Chhota Udaipur, as well as in Kutch, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka and Morbi of the Saurashtra Region until Wednesday morning. A “red alert” has been issued during the forecast.

The rivers Poorna and Ambika are in the light, as heavy rains continue in the Navsari district, causing flooding in some low-lying areas.

In a joint operation, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) rescued 21 people trapped on the banks of the Curzon River near Rajpipla in Narmada district on Monday night.

At least nine people, including three children, have died and 95 people have been rescued from areas affected by floods in accidents caused by incessant rains in many parts of Maharashtra.

A report from the Department of Disaster Management said 13 teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and three teams from the State Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the distressed districts of the state.

The weather department has issued a red alert for excessive rain in Nashik, Palghar and Pune districts over the next three days.

Schools and colleges remained closed in the city of Nashik on Tuesday due to heavy rains in recent days and people were asked to move to safer places in areas affected by the floods, officials said. .

He said the city of Nashik received 97.4mm of rain in 24 hours until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. However, it later stopped raining, which brought relief to the people.

Officials said near the Saptashringi temple in the district, there was heavy rain on Monday. Six devotees have suffered minor injuries on the temple stairs due to water fattening.

The report said Mumbai’s Palghar district received 109.9mm of rain in the last 24 hours until 3.30am on Tuesday. A team from the National Disaster Response Force has been deployed as a precautionary measure in Palghar district.

Thane district received 106.3 mm of rain in the last 24 hours until 8.30am. Two people have died after a structure collapsed in a suburb of Bombay, while one person drowned in Gadchiroli district in eastern Maharashtra, authorities said.

Three people from Madhya Pradesh have been killed and three more are missing after an SUV was towed from a bridge in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district during floods on Tuesday. Police gave this information. The dead in the crash were residents of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh.

Avinash Sawant, head of Thane Municipal Corporation’s regional disaster management unit, said part of a house collapsed in the Rahmat Nagar area of ​​Rabodi in the afternoon, but there were no casualties during that period. .

Three brothers and sisters between the ages of four and eight died on Tuesday after drowning in a well full of water in the Chakan area of ​​Maharashtra’s Pune district.

The report said Ratnagiri district received 63.4 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, but except for Jagbudi, no river passes above the danger mark in the coastal district.

Four people were injured when part of a dilapidated residential structure collapsed as a result of heavy rains in the city of Pune, firefighters said Tuesday.

The water resources department has started releasing 284.16 buckets of water from the Gangapur dam in Nashik district after the water level of the Godavari River rose.

The report said 70 people from Nashik district and 25 from Gadchiroli district were moved to safer places as a precautionary measure.

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