Gandhinagar: The Indian coast guard forces have coordinated rapid rescue operations in the flash flood occurred in Gujarat. So far, 5,278 people have been rescued from the region. The Collector sought the help of the Coast Guard to rescue the stranded people on the banks of the Ambika River.
In the last 24 hours, 468 lives were saved, and in heavy rain 7 deaths were reported from the central and southern Gujarat region. 9000 people were relocated. Report says that the death toll is increasing due to thunder, lightning and drowning.
State Disaster Management Minister Rajendra Triveni clarified that 63 deaths have been reported since June 1.
The PM evaluated the flood situation yesterday. He assured that the Central Government will provide necessary aids to the flood victims.
In the Southern Gujarat region Valsad, Dang, Sawang and Thapi districts receive heavy rainfall. Rain continues in the central Gujarat regions including Panchmahal, Kheda and Chhota Udaipur. The meteorological department has analysed the current situation as a flash flood.
Ahmedabad has received more than 115 mm of rain in three hours. In many parts, the first floors of buildings are under the water. Inorder to escape from flood, many people are still staying on terraces