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Flood havoc in Madhya Pradesh, situation appalling in many districts, Army engaged in rescue work

Bhopal: Floodwater is wreaking havoc in many districts of the Gwalior-Chambal division. The situation is worsening in Morena-Bhind due to the release of water from the Kota barrage into the Chambal river. An additional contingent of the army is being called for help. The rough form of the Sindh river remains intact. One bridge each collapsed in Datia and Shivpuri districts on Wednesday. There is also a possibility of a bridge collapsing in Bhind. After the severe floods in Shivpuri-Sheopur, the situation is gradually improving.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected area on Wednesday. After this, he directed the officers that the distribution of relief material should be done on a war footing. The Chief Minister said that there has also been a discussion about calling a separate army for both Bhind and Morena districts. However, he could not go to Bhind and Morena due to bad weather. On the other hand, the flood control contingent of the Army, which came from Babina, has started a rescue operation to save hundreds of people trapped in Karera-Narwar. Traffic between the two districts is closed due to the collapse of the Kuno bridge between Sheopur and Shivpuri.

51 villages in Guna flooded for 48 hours, 200 cut off from district headquarters

In Guna district, 51 villages have been engulfed in floods for the last 48 hours. So far more than 200 villages have been cut off from the district headquarters. Incessant rain for the last seven days has thrown normal life out of gear in the entire district. Due to the rivers being in spate, people of nearby villages are being shifted to government buildings. The district administration has made a warning about the danger in the villages along the river. Collector Franknoble A. said that the Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain in the district in the next 48 hours. In view of this, proper pre-rain arrangements have been made for relief and rescue. Officers and employees of various departments have been deployed. Ration for the next one month is being distributed to the beneficiaries in the flood-affected villages.

Half a dozen rivers flowing about the danger mark

Due to the rains that started in the Gwalior-Chambal zone of Madhya Pradesh from the beginning of August, there is a flood situation in Shivpuri-Sheopur, Dabra-Bhitarwar of Gwalior. Due to incessant rains, water is flowing well above the danger mark in more than half a dozen rivers of Sindh, Parvati, Chambal and Sheopur. Almost all the dams in the area are running overflow.

Over 200 villages turn islands, thousands trapped in floods

Due to this, more than 200 villages have become islands and thousands of people are trapped in the floods. The Chief Minister is monitoring the flood situation from Bhopal. He sought the help of the army for the rescue work. On Tuesday night, some troops arrived. Some contingents have reached Shivpuri, Sheopur, Dabra and Bhitarwar on Wednesday morning.

Many villages were evacuated

Here, in Morena district, the roads of many villages along the Chambal-Qari banks have been closed. The administration is unable to reach the people. Chambal and Kwari rivers are flowing above the danger mark. The water level of the rivers continued to rise till late at night. Due to this, the roads, bridges, culverts, culverts of many villages along the banks of the Chambal river and Kwari river have been submerged. The administration has evacuated seven villages. On Tuesday, about 800 mm of rain has been received in Shivpuri and Sheopur, equivalent to the entire rainy season. The Meteorological Department has predicted extreme rainfall in the entire region.

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