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Friday, 09 December 2022 8.31 PM IST

Heavy rains wreak havoc in north India, death toll crosses 50; Stay alert, says MP CM

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BHOPAL: Heavy rains are wreaking havoc in north India. The death toll has crossed 50 in the ongoing rains since last Friday. Widespread rains are likely in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand on Tuesday as well.

In Odisha, the death toll has gone up to 14. The floods have affected around nine lakh people in the state. More than 150 villages have been flooded in the rains.

In Madhya Pradesh, two people died after being swept away by the water current. The major rivers flowing through the state namely Narmada, Chambal and Shipra have overflowed their banks. The shutters of 27 dams have been opened in the state. The floods are intensifying in several areas, including Kota and Jhalawar in Rajasthan.

Meantime, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked the people to follow all the directions given by the government. “In Madhya Pradesh, continuous heavy rain continues for the last two days. Incessant rain is occurring in many districts including Bhopal, Guna, Raisen, Sagar, Jabalpur. All the district administrations of the state have been instructed to remain alert in heavy rains. The situation is under control during heavy rains in the state”, Chouhan said.

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