Flood situation grim in Madhya Pradesh

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Hoshangabad (MP), Sep 12 (ANI): Floods situation continued to remain grim in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.

Incessant rains, which have lashed Madhya Pradesh for last few days, have led to water overflowing many dams, submerging low lying areas.

State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made an aerial survey of the flood-affected region on Friday.

"River Narmada is flowing above the danger level and due to this many villages have been inundated and water has entered many houses. Tributaries flowing in the catchments areas are also flowing above the danger level due to incessant rains and this has resulted in crop damage," he added.

Air Force helicopters were pressed into rescue and army men took marooned people to safety.

State's disaster management agencies and district collectors have been alerted. A relief and rescue plan has been worked out in case the situation worsens.

Monsoon has revived over northern India after deficit rainfall in July and August, bringing rains in the Indo-Gangetic plains and snow in the Himalayas.

Two days of rainy weather has caused floods as water level rose in rivers and reservoirs. (ANI)

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