Four killed, six missing in India’s Gujarat amid monsoon floods
Heavy monsoon flooding has killed four people in western India, officials said yesterday, with grave fears held for at least six others still missing following torrential downpours. Major rail networks and dozens of highways in Gujarat state have been interrupted by floodwaters, and power to more than 120 villages cut in badly-hit areas. “Four people died after being swept away in rain waters since Saturday morning. Six others are missing”, Pankaj Kumar, a senior state government official, said, adding the National Disaster Response Force was searching for survivors. The force, plus India’s military, had rescued more than 2,000 people from the worst-hit regions and relocated them to higher ground.
INDIA: Indian commuters drive along a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Allahabad. —AFP