Heavy rains pound Gujarat; seven dead, 2,000 relocated

  • By TOI
  • | Sunday | 16th July, 2017

However, the district au thorities remained on alert following forecast of heavy rains for next 24 hours by the weather department. About 11 flights were delayed at the Ahmedabad airport due to heavy rains. One 15-year old died after he slipped into Fatehwadi canal while trying to wade rain waters while his friend was saved by locals. Life was thrown out of gear in many parts of the state as heavy rain pounded urban and rural areas. AHMEDABAD: Incessant rains since Friday night let to flood-like situation in many parts of Rajkot, Morbi, Jamnagar and Surendranagar districts of Saurashtra on Saturday, forcing relocation of over 2,000 people.

AHMEDABAD: Incessant rains since Friday night let to flood-like situation in many parts of Rajkot, Morbi, Jamnagar and Surendranagar districts of Saurashtra on Saturday, forcing relocation of over 2,000 people.

At least seven persons died in rain related incidents in last 24 hours, including two in Ahmedabad, and one each in Rajkot, Surendranagar, Aravalli, Banaskantha and Gandhinagar.Three people were reported missing in Jamnagar after their car got swept in flood waters of Ruparail river near Aliyabada in Jamnagar on Saturday morning.

A NDRF team was able to locate their car but the people were still missing.Search operations will resume on Sunday morning, said Jamnagar collector R J Makadia.Teams of Indian Army , Indian Air Force (IAF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were called in for evacuation and rescue op erations in village marooned in rains waters.

Towards the evening rains subsided and waters started receding in many parts.

However, the district au thorities remained on alert following forecast of heavy rains for next 24 hours by the weather department.


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