Gujarat, September 12: Several parts of Bharuch district have been facing a flood-like situation as the water-level of river Narmada has risen due to heavy rainfall. According to an ANI tweet, Bharuch district collector, MD Modiya said, "Around 4000 people from 23 villages have been rescued. The river is flowing at 31.85 metres which is much higher than the danger level. The situation is stable. 2 NDRF and 1 SDRF team are on standby in Bharuch." Gujarat Flash Floods: 5 Dead As Heavy Rainfall Wreaks Havoc, Vadodara Worst Hit
Four persons were killed on Tuesday in rain-related incidents in Gujarat, even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red-level warning for Bharuch and Surat for Wednesday. Orange level warnings were issued for other parts of the state like Anand, Baroda, Narmada, Dangs, Navsari, Valsad and Tapi.
Check ANI tweet:
Gujarat: Several parts of Bharuch district are facing a flood-like situation as the water-level of river Narmada has risen due to heavy rainfall. (11.09.2019) pic.twitter.com/z0Z2kqpc8m
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2019
According to the Times of India, two people were killed by lightning at Jhajam near Santalpur in Patan, while one person died due to electric shock in Khapariya near Gandevi in Navsari district.
On Tuesday, over 1,000 people living along the banks of the Narmada river were shifted to safer places after its water level rose to 31 feet due to discharge from the Sardar Sarovar Dam even as rains continued to lash the state, an official informed. The river was flowing at 31 feet, three feet above the danger mark of 28 feet, at Golden Bridge that connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch.
A state government release informed that between 6 am and 4 pm on Tuesday, Gandevi taluka of Navsari district received a 114mm of rainfall, followed by Choryasi of Surat (94mm), Sutrapada of Gir-Somnath (93), Jalalpore of Navsari (86mm), Ahmedabad city (85mm), Navsari taluka (83mm) and Mahuva of Surat (77mm).