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Madhya Pradesh: Heavy rains lash the state; 15 dead in various incidents

Three Indian Air Force aircraft dropped food packets and medicines in flooded areas of Rewa district.

By: PTI | Bhopal |
August 20, 2016 8:36:12 pm
Madhya Pradesh floods, floods in madhya pradesh, rewa, chattarpur, death toll in madhya pradesh, heavy rains in madhya pradesh, madhya pradesh rains, India news, Flooded road due to heavy rains in Rewa on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Fifteen deaths in rain-related mishaps, including seven in a house collapse, were reported in Madhya Pradesh since last evening, as the MeT Department predicted more showers and sounded heavy downpour alert for some districts in the next 24 hours.

Three Indian Air Force aircraft dropped food packets and medicines in flooded areas of Rewa district, collector Rahul Jain said, adding that there was no casualty and the district was limping back to normalcy following a pause in the rains. Seven persons, including a woman and four minors, were killed and three others injured when a house collapsed early Saturday in Rahatgarh area of Sagar district. Two people including an elderly woman were killed and seven injured this noon when a newly-constructed building collapsed amid incessant rains at Maihar, Satna district.
A jeep carrying two persons was swept away in the swollen Betwa river as it tried to cross a bridge in Raisen district.

Three bodies were recovered from a nullah this afternoon in Chhattarpur district. The victims were in a car which was washed off a bridge on the flooded nullah Friday evening. Aneesh, a three-year-old boy, was killed yesterday when a thatched house collapsed in Bahoriband tehsil in Katni
district, police said.

In Rahatgarh area of Sagar district, thatched house of Mehtab Shilpkar (59) collapsed amid heavy rains at around 2 am on Saturday, Additional Superintendent of Police Vivek Agrawal said. The victims were fast asleep. Mehtab, his son Lakhan (26) and one Mahendra (20) were injured and  admitted to the district hospital.

Mehtab’s wife Manorani (55), the couple’s sons Vikas (18), Nitin (14) and daughter Sanjana (11), besides one Kallu (30) and his wife Maya (25) and their daughter Tamanna (18 months) died.

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