Five killed in Gujarat rains

AHMEDABAD: Minimum of five people have lost their lives till now due to heavy rains in most parts of Gujarat in the Saurashtra region. According to disaster officials, one death each was report from Surendrnagar, Rajkot, Aravali, Gandhinagar and Banaskantha.

On the other hand there are around 1500 people rescued and shifted to safer location in Morbi district. In the last half hour, as the story was being filed, there were reports of three children being struck in Bhugavo river near Surendranagar town. A husband and a wife were swept away in the fresh floods in Surendranagar.

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Chotila town received 18-inch rainfall, the highest in the state, followed by Kapadwanj and Porbandar towns and neighboring areas received almost six inches of rainfall in the last one day.

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