Normal life slowly limping back to normal in Saurashtra

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Rajkot, Sep 19 (UNI) Normal life was slowly limping back to nomal in most parts of Saurashtra region of Gujarat with bright sunshine today after the wetspell of about a week even as rescue and relief operations continued in the battered Lakhtar, Patadi and Limbdi Talukas of Surendranagar district.

Food packets were being distributed to the affected people in the deluge.

Flood waters started receding in most parts of the worst affected areas of Surendranagar district, official sources said.

70 villages of the Surendranagar district have been badly affected in floods, official sources said. Precious crops of farmers were washed away in the rain fury. Several kutchha houses were razed to the ground in the battered talukas of Surendranagar district.

So far, more than five thousand people have been shifted to safer places from the worst affected talukas of Surendranagar district, the sources said.

However, rail-traffic between Rajkot-Mumbai continued to be disrupted for the third-day today following cancellation of the trains as rail-track was submerged near Surendranagar, sources said.

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