Four killed, six miss­ing in In­dia’s Gu­jarat amid mon­soon floods

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

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

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