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Normal life affected in city following heavy downpour

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Rajkot, July 5 (UNI) Even as reports of rain continued to pour in from several parts of Saurashtra region of Gujarat, normal life was affected today in the city following heavy downpour which caused water logging at several places.

A mother and daughter received burn injuries earlier in the day when lightning struck them at Sokhada village in Gondal taluka of the district. Both were admitted to the civil hospital here, flood control room said.

Water-logging was reported in several areas of the city such as Gondal road, Diwanpara, Jagnath plot area, Ramnath para area, Panchnath plot area and Kalawad road area, fire brigade sources said.

However, no casulty was reported in the city following heavy downpour, official sources said.

The civic authorities here have pressed men and machineries to clear the water-logged areas.

Rajkot city recorded 54 mm rainfall till 1430 hrs, taking the season's total to 169 mm, the weather office said.

Bhadar dam, one of the main sources of drinking water for the city, received fresh water following heavy rains in the catchment area. Water level of the dam increased by one foot, irrigation control room said while nine other dams of the Rajkot, Surendranagar and Jamnagar districts have received fresh waters and the level of the dams increased by six inches to four feet, irrigation control room said.

Jasdan town of the district recorded 110 mm of rainfall during last 12 hrs, collector control room said.

Elswhere in Saurashtra, light to moderate of rain was reported in Porbandar, Jamnagar and Junagadh districts, reports reaching here said.

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