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Heavy rains hit normal life in MP

Written by: Staff

Bhopal, Aug 31 (UNI) Heavy overnight rains in Madhya Pradesh affected normal life, inundating several low-lying areas and claiming two lives, taking the death toll this season to 128.

Traffic on many roads was thrown out of gear with major rivers and rivulets being in spate.

After a gap of nearly a fortnight, intermittent downpours lashed the state capital since last night inundating low-lying areas, while all the gates of Bhadbada dam, 12 gates of Kaliasot dam and eight gates of Kolar dam were opened and neighbouring districts alerted.

Earlier, heavy rains in Bhopal had inundated several low-lying areas and claimed 22 lives in rain-related incidents. As it rained 90 cm in one night, a 33-year-old record was broken with 77 cm in 1973 being the previous record.

Meteorological department director D P Dubey said rainfall will occur in the state in next 24 hours courtesy a low-pressure area, which has developed near Sagar district and was moving towards Ujjain district. Heavy rains will lash some parts.

A girl died and six people were injured when a tree fell due to heavy rains in Seoni district, while a 60-year-old man died when a roof fell over him at Bhind district's Masuri village.

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