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Six killed in Gujarat; respite in rain

Written by: Staff

Ahmedabad, July 7 (UNI) Six people were killed in rain related incidents in the city, taking the overall toll in Gujarat to 35, even as there was a respite in rains in the state.

Of the six who died, a mother-son duo fell into a ditch in the Pump house area of Jamnagar city.

Prabhadevi (30) was trying to save her son (10) who first fell into the water-filled ditch, while playing.

Another 16-year-old boy was killed, when he accidentally touched a live wire in Vadeli village of Anand district. while one Ashwin Gandhi died when a tree fell on him on the Ahmedabad-Memdabad highway.

A fisherman Haresh Batia was killed when mound of earth caved in at Amla village of Bhavnagar district in heavy rain and a 30-year-old man was swept away due to strong water currents at causeway near Vithalwadi area of Bhavnagar district.

Nearly 6000 people, who were shifted from low-lying areas in Navrasi, are returning to their homes after the situation improved.

Navsari, which was worst affected, was returning to normalcy as waters have receded in Poorna and Kaveri rivers, which were flowing above the danger mark yesterday.

The situation is normal and today both the rivers were flowing below the danger mark, district officials said.


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