17 mem­bers of same In­dian fam­ily found dead in floods

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Seven­teen mem­bers of the same In­dian fam­ily were found dead yes­ter­day as flood­wa­ters re­ceded from a vil­lage in Gu­jarat, of­fi­cials said, as the death toll from the state-wide dis­as­ter climbed above 110. “They seem to have drowned in the flood­wa­ters. The bod­ies were found buried in muck,” A B Par­mar, a po­lice in­spec­tor at the scene, told AFP, adding the de­ceased were from the same fam­ily. A se­nior Gu­jarati govern­ment of­fi­cial, Pankaj Ku­mar, con­firmed the dis­cov­ery of the bod­ies in Banaskan­tha dis­trict. The death toll from the floods stands at 111, with more than 36,000 peo­ple evac­u­ated to safe ar­eas as he­li­copters try to reach those still stranded.

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