No let-up in rain, 7K displaced in Guj

No let-up in rain, 7K displaced in Guj

No let-up in rain, 7K displaced in Guj

Rain on Sunday lashed several parts of the country, including Gujarat, where at least 7,000 people were shifted to safer places over the past two days.

The situation in deluge-ravaged Assam showed signs of improvement.

Heavy showers were also witnessed in parts of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.

In Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani conducted an aerial survey in parts of the inundated Surendranagar district to take stock of the situation.

According to the state Director of Relief A J Shah, 7,000 people were shifted to safer places due to a flood-like situation in several districts of the state. Transport was brought to a standstill as 19 state highways and 102 roads were closed due to waterlogging.

In Assam, almost 60,000 people are still affected across nine districts, even though the overall flood situation improved in the state, a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said. The deaths in flood-related cases this year stand at 76, including eight in Guwahati.

4 more deaths in Maharashtra

Four rain-related deaths have been reported from Raigad and Palghar districts as heavy rain continued to lash Maharashtra on Sunday, DHNS reports from Mumbai.

At Dahanu in Palghar district, a woman rider was killed when her two-wheeler skidded over a pothole.

In Raigad district, a father and daughter died drowning, while a tourist died in a mudslide.

In Mumbai, two senior citizens were injured as trees were uprooted following heavy rain, posing a problem for civic authorities.

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