Floods in Gujarat claims one life

August 6th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI  

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By Hanif Khokhar

Ajotha (Gujarat), Aug 6 (ANI): One person died in Ajotha village in
Gujarat’s Junagadh district after floods caused by heavy rains inundated the
area.

A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is in the village and was
carrying out a search operation on Thursday to find the body of Arjun.

B K Vishwas, Commander of the NDRF team said that they had come with all
equipment to carry out the rescue operation, but were unsuccessful.

“We had been searching since morning with our entire team, boats, OBM
(Oriental Boat Mission), life jackets and deep diver kits. The river is very
deep and the flow is strong and the area is huge. Our deep divers found the
dead body of Arjun, at around 1:15 in the Thursday afternoon,” said Vishwas.

Lawmaker Bhagabhai Barot, said the rescue operation could not take place at
night.

“The work could not be done at night, so, they have been here since 6 a.m.
in the morning and they have been working hard. We are also here; the village
head and the people are also here. If they want any help so we are also ready,”
said Barot. (ANI)

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