Bhopal: 16 districts rain-affected in state, flash flood risk likely in Chhindwara, Vidisha and others

SDRF teams pressed into rescue service at various places; state flood control room established; toll free numbers 1070, 1079 released.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 12:37 AM IST
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BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): Sixteen districts are rain-affected in Madhya Pradesh. Home minister Narottam Mishra, in his tweet said that the situation is under control. Teams of SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) were pressed into flooded areas in Madhya Pradesh, Mishra added.

As many as 30 labourers who were stranded in Nasrullaganj, Sehore district, have been rescued on Tuesday. They were stranded in Sip river in Sehore District. They were working in the field where stop dam was constructed.

Commandant Sumit Mishra said, 'Stranded labourers have been rescued in Sehore district. There were 30 labourers. Our teams have been pressed into other flooded areas and rescue operation is still continuing.'

State flood control room has been established and toll free number 1070 and 1079 have been issued.

Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) has been established in all 52 districts and 96 quick response teams (QRTs) have been constituted to handle the situation after heavy rain.

Two children were swept away in rainwater in Bhopal and Narmadapuram. Both bodies have been fished out on Tuesday.

A six-year-old boy Shivansh Yadav of Narmadapuram was swept away in rainy water in a nullah. After 15 hours, SDRF teams fished out the body on Tuesday. Similarly, a four-year-old boy Saddam was drowned in Bilkhiria. It was fished out later.

As per the meteorological department, heavy to very heavy rainfall (even up to 20 cm) is likely at Bhopal, Naradapuram, Indore, Ujjain and Jabalpur divisions and districts like Damoh, Sagar, Umaria and Guna in the next 24 hours.

Senior scientist Ved Prakash Singh said, Flash flood risks are there in various districts like Chhindwara, Vidisha and others in the next 24 hours. Moderate risk is likely over few watersheds and neighbourhoods of East Madhya Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh, according to the meteorological department officials. Surface run-off/inundation may occur at some fully saturated soil and low-lying areas due to expected rainfall in the next 24 hours.

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