Gujarat district reels under rain fury

September 17th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Many parts of Gujarat continued to receive heavy rains Wednesday, and 1,500 people were moved to safe places as Surendranagar district was facing floods, officials said.Lakhtar and Dasada were reeling under the flood fury and over 1,500 people were shifted to safer places while four rescue teams with boats were on way from Ahmedabad, District Collector J.D. Bhatt told IANS over telephone.

He said the administration was supplying food packets made locally.

About 25 villages were said to be cut-off with state roads under flood waters and the Surendranagar-Ahmedabad highway too was closed. Many people in the district were camping in a municipal school.

Many dams in Saurashtra including Machhu 2 and Mudina were overflowing.

“There is no loss of life,” said Bhatt.

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