The death toll as a result rain-related incidents in Gujarat in the last 24 hours ended Wednesday morning climbed to 14, bringing the total number of casualties in the state this monsoon to 83, according to state revenue minister Rajendra Trivedi.
The federal government has also declared a ‘crimson alert’ in the districts of Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Dangs, Navsari, and Valsad, with the IMD predicting heavy rains in these areas.
Trivedi added, “Two individuals died after bushes fell on them, two others died after being struck by lightning and 9 died after drowning.” Trivedi was briefing mediapersons in Gandhinagar. He stated the rain eased in lots of elements of the state Wednesday.
In response to the minister, 575 individuals have been rescued from flood-affected areas within the final 24 hours. Of those, an estimated 110 individuals have been rescued from Bhuj, Nakhatrana, Lakhpat, Abdasa, Mundra and Mandvi talukas of Kutch district. Trivedi stated BSF and Coast Guard helped in rescuing six and 5 individuals, respectively, in Kutch district.
“A complete 31,035 individuals have been evacuated up to now, of which 9,941 have returned residence, whereas 21,094 are nonetheless in rescue camps underneath the state authorities’s care,” he added.
Trivedi additional stated 19 platoons of the State Catastrophe Response Pressure and 18 platoons of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure have been deployed for rescue and reduction works, whereas extra forces have been stored on standby.
Because of heavy rain in Gujarat, nationwide freeway 41 (NH-41) in Kutch, nationwide freeway 64 (NH-64) in Navsari and the nationwide freeway passing via Dangs have been shut.
“A complete of 483 panchayat roads are closed as a result of heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. As many as 51 state highways and different roads have additionally been closed,” the minister stated, including transportation on 537 roads have been affected.