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Woman injured in building collapse in MP, rains subside


Bhopal, Aug 21: A woman was injured as an old 3-storey building, apparently weakened by the heavy rain of last two days, collapsed in Narsinghpur district, while overall there was a lull in the rainfall across Madhya Pradesh today.

Heavy rain lashed the state for the last two days and till last evening rain-related mishaps had claimed 15 lives. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met the flood-affected people in Rewa district.

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He assured help for the victims of the rain fury across the state. "There might be less rainfall activity over MP for two more days. Rainfall is likely to occur in the evening in some districts," Meteorological Department's Bhopal Centre Director Dr Anupam Kashyapi told PTI.

However, he said, rainfall was likely to increase in east MP again from the evening of August 23 and elsewhere in the state in the following days. Sangita Jain, a woman in her forties, sustained injury when the old three-storey building where she lived collapsed at around 5 am in Narsinghpur town today.

She was pulled out of the debris after more than three hours' efforts, district superintendent of police Mukesh Jain said. Four other residents of the building escaped unhurt. Meanwhile, heavy downpour alert has been issued to Agar- Malwa, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Ratlam and Rajgarh districts, while rainfall alert has been issued to Guna, Indore, Shajapur, Ujjain, Vidisha, Dewas and Jhabua districts for the next 24 hours by the IMD's Bhopal Centre.


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