Incessant Rain Kills 46 in Gujarat, Flood Alert in Kashmir


New Delhi: With Monsoonal rains splashing many parts of the country, rivers have swollen created flood-like situation in the states of Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir.

At least 45 people died due to heavy rains and flood like situation which prevails in Saurashtra and south Gujarat since the last 24 hours. Gujarat’s Amreli district is the worst affected as 36 people died in the flood fury on Wednesday.

The Jhelum river, which caused havoc last September, is flowing above the danger mark prompting the authorities to sound high alert in Anantnag and Pulwama districts.

The level of the river at Sangam in Anantnag district was 26.80 ft, which is above the danger mark, while it was 19.80 ft at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar city at 8 am, also above the danger mark.

On the other hand flood situation in Assam has shown signs of improvement though nearly 22,000 people are still suffering due to the waters in over 25 villages across the state.