Raipur, August 8: In a tragic incident, two people lost their lives after a wall collapsed in Jagdalpur city of Chhattisgarh on Thursday. Five people were also injured in the wall collapse. The incident took place in Madan Mohan Malviya ward of the city. According to reports, the wall collapsed due to heavy rains in the region. Chhattisgarh Monsoon Effect: Car Washed Away in Flood Water in Ambikapur, Watch Video.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert as the chances of flooding in several areas of the state is anticipated. The Sabari river is flowing at a critical level, and if more rains persist, then the flooding may worsen in the area. Meanwhile, incessant rainfall has led to flooding in parts of Sukma district on Thursday and locals are being evacuated to safer places. Watch Video: Dog Gets Washed Away in Flood-Hit Dhamtari in Chhattisgarh, Another Dog Crosses Over Safely.
The district administration and police are on a high alert. "All the important roads in the district have been shut down for vehicular movement. The roads which connect Sukma to Bastar, Telangana and Odisha have been shut down," said Shalabh Sinha, Superintendent of Police of Sukma.
(With inputs from PTI)