Monsoon Flood Rescue Operation Continues, 2 Dead and 7 Injured

  • | Thursday | 5th August, 2021

Heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh take away the lives of 2 with 7 injured. 

Madhya Pradesh is receiving heavy monsoon with flood-hit regions, leaving two people dead and damaging bridges in the Gwalior-Chambal region, and other infrastructure, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said the state has "not seen such devastation in the last 70 years".

According to the state government, it has so far recorded two rain-related deaths -- one each in Shivpuri and Sheopur districts.

Besides, seven people have been injured - four in Guna, two in Shivpuri and one in Morena, state revenue secretary Gyaneshwar B Patil told PTI, adding that they share death figures only after confirmation from district collectors.

The heavy showers have damaged bridges near the Ratangarh temple (Datia) and Sankua because of which many people were stuck there, Chouhan said.

In the morning, Mr Chouhan spoke to commissioners and Inspector Generals of Gwalior and Chambal divisions (comprising Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Sheopur, Morena and Bhind districts) to take stock of the flood situation and rescue operations, an official from the state administration in Bhopal said.

The chief minister also informed that an air operation was started to rescue people in the flood-hit Bhind district and Karera in Shivpuri district.

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