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Monday, 31 August 2020

Eight die in rain-related incidents in Madhya Pradesh, lakhs affected by floods in Odisha, Gujarat

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Sunday that eight people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the state, PTI reported. He added that efforts were on to evacuate nearly 1,200 people stranded in 40 flooded villages.

This monsoon, 129 people have died in rain and flood-related incidents in Madhya Pradesh, the Hindustan Times reported on Monday.

“Eight people have died in wall collapses and swollen nullahs so far,” Chouhan told reporters. Earlier, he had called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inform him about the situation in the state. “I informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the flood situation this morning. I spoke to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh last night for help.”

On Friday and Saturday, over 7,000 people stranded in 454 villages of 12 districts were evacuated, Chouhan said. He added that 9,300 people are staying in 170 relief camps across the state. The chief minister said three helicopters are being used to airlift those stranded.

The Indian Army has evacuated people from flood-affected areas in Hoshangabad town, Chouhan said. He added that more columns of the military were being requisitioned for rescue and relief purposes. The chief minister said that authorities in Indore, Ujjain, Shajapur, Ratlam, Dewas, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Mandsaur and Neemuch districts have been...

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