Rains in Chhattisgarh cut off four districts

August 6th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Aug 6 (IANS) Unabated rains in Chhattisgarh have snapped a road link between capital Raipur and four southern districts.
A bridge on National Highway 43 in Bastar district was submerged after the rains began Wednesday night, cutting the road connectivity between Raipur and Narayanpur, Bastar, Bijapur and Dantewada.

Authorities at Jagdalpur town said: “The Indravati river is in spate. Many houses have been submerged. Dozens of families are marooned. Motorboats are being used to rescue the affected people.”

The Metrological department has predicted more rains in Chhattisgarh till Saturday.

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