Four die in Gujarat floods

first_imgFour people have died and over 2,000 shifted to safe locations as heavy rains lashed Gujarat, leading to rivers and dams overflowing and flooding several parts of the State, including Rajkot city.Saurashtra region has been bearing the brunt of the incessant rain with several rivers, large dams and reservoirs overflowing.According to the authorities, hundreds of people in Rajkot, Jamnagar, Morbi and Surendranagar districts have been shifted from low-lying areas near rivers and dams.In Rajkot, authorities have asked residents not to venture out as city roads were under knee-deep water.“We have pressed into service several teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and SDRF for rescue operations at various places on Saturday. The air force has also joined in the rescue operations,” Principal Secretary (Revenue) Pankaj Kumar said after a meeting of top officials convened by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani to take stock of the situation.Chief Secretary J.N. Singh and Pankaj Kumar also held a video conference with district collectors to assess the flood situation.The met department has forecast heavy rains in the next 48 hours and the Emergency Operation Centre has issued a high-alert.last_img


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