Heavy rains lashed parts of Anand, Surat, and Rajkot in Gujarat on Friday, killing two people, flooding low-lying areas, and disrupting normal life, according to officials.
The meteorological department predicts light to moderate rainfall for most of the state over the next five days, with heavy to very heavy showers in isolated pockets.
Borsad taluka of Anand district received torrential rains measuring 208 mm between 10 pm on Thursday and 6 am on Friday, leaving two persons and several livestock dead, the district administration said.
A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been called in to aid in the relief and rescue operation, especially in villages that were flooded, it said.
“Two men drowned in water bodies in Borsad taluka due to heavy rainfall received during the night and Friday morning. The deceased were identified as Sanjay Patel and Kisan Baraiya,” an official from Anand district said.
As many as 65 livestock also died in the torrential rains, he said.
Several areas of Surat city were inundated, especially Vesu, Varachha and Amroli areas, severely affecting people’s movement, an official said.
According to the state emergency operation centre (SEOC), Olpad district in Surat received 102 mm rainfall during the day, while on Thursday, Kamrej, Surat city, Umarpada, and Mangrol received 201 mm, 175 mm, 161 mm and 147 mm rain respectively.