Three dead in heavy rains in Saurashtra

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Rajkot, Sep 16 (UNI) Three people have lost their lives in the heavy rains lashing the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, where people in 366 villages, downstream of the 37 overflowing dams, were advised to remain alert, the irrigation control room said here today However, there was no immediate danger to the villages downstream of the dams, the control room said.

People in 155 downstream villages of Jamnagar, Rajkot and Amreli districts have been advised not to move near the river bed site, the control room said.

The Junagadh Irrigation Control Room said 16 dams of Junagadh and Porbandar districts are overflowing following heavy rainfall in the catchment areas. 211 downstream villages of these dams have been alerted and asked not to move near the river bed site.

Three people lost their lives in Junagadh district in rain-related incidents during the past 24 hours. A 65-year-old man, Bachhu Bhimani was killed when the portion of a wall of an old house collapsed on him at Kanja village in Vanathali Taluka of Junagadh district, a report from Junagadh said.

The second incident took place in Vadal village of the district, where 45-year-old Ajay Kanji died when a tree fell on him. The seriously injured Kanji was removed to Junagadh Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries. In Junagadh, a 55-year old-man was killed when a portion of wall collapsed on him at Dubadi plot area while he was answering nature's call. He was identified as Kanji Tida, the report said.

According to reports reaching here from various parts of Saurashtra, there has been moderate to heavy rainfall in most parts of Jamnagar, Amreli, Junagadh and Rajkot districts.

In Junagadh district, Visavadar recorded 210 mm of rainfall, Talala 148 mm, Vanthali 170mm, Junagadh 202 and Mendarda 107 mm of rainfall, the report added.

In Amreli district, rainfall ranging from 25 mm to 100 mm was recorded during last 24 hours.

In Jamnagar district, Kalavad recorded 80 mm, while Jamnagar city recorded 70 mm rainfall.

In Rajkot district, ranfall ranging from 20 mm to 100 mm was recorded.


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