Lightning kills 6 in Odisha, over 53,000 evacuated from flood-hit Maha villages


New Delhi, September 1

At least six individuals have been killed after being struck by lightning in Odisha whereas greater than 53,000 individuals have been evacuated from 175 villages in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha area the place flooding occurred following heavy rains and launch of water from dams, officers mentioned on Tuesday.

As many as 644 villages in 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh are nonetheless affected by flood whereas over 9,000 individuals have been shifted to safer locations in Gujarat’s Bharuch, Narmada and Vadodara districts with the Narmada river swelling resulting from heavy influx from upstream dams.

The climate in Delhi was dry and sunny as the utmost temperature settled at 34.7 levels Celsius, regular for this time of the season. The most humidity settled at 89 per cent.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), mild rain is anticipated within the nationwide capital on Wednesday.

In Odisha, those that died resulting from lightning strike included a 12-year-old lady. The minor was enjoying in entrance of her home at Pandua village in Keonjhar district when lightning struck her, police mentioned.

A 55-year-old farmer was killed after being hit by lightning in close by Sapuasahi village whereas two different farmers died after being struck by lightning after they have been working within the paddy discipline at Inchol and Baharipur village.

In Balasore district, a 28-year-old man was killed and two others have been injured at Gobaghata village. They have been working within the paddy discipline when lightning struck them, police mentioned.

A 59-year-old lady was killed in Kaubani village when she was strolling on the highway, they mentioned.

In Maharashtra, greater than 53,000 individuals have been evacuated from 175 villages of Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts in Vidarbha area the place flooding occurred following heavy rains and launch of water from dams.

Over 92,000 individuals have been affected by the flooding and heavy showers in these 4 districts in the previous few days, a report launched by the Nagpur divisional commissionerate mentioned.

Eleven rescue and aid groups, together with of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the Army, are engaged principally in Chandrapur and Bhandara districts, it mentioned.

Following incessant rains in the course of the weekend in East Vidarbha area and Madhya Pradesh, water was launched from numerous dams of Maharashtra and the neighbouring state, inflicting flooding in a number of numerous villages of East Vidarbha.

Till 1 pm on Tuesday, 53,224 individuals from 175 affected villages of the Nagpur division have been shifted to safer locations, the report mentioned.

Two groups of the Army have been deployed in Pombhurna tehsil and Ladaj village of Brahmapuri tehsil of Chandrapur for aid and rescue works, district catastrophe administration officer Jitesh Survade mentioned, including that water has began receding in these locations.

In Gujarat, over 9,000 individuals have been shifted to safer locations in Bharuch, Narmada and Vadodara districts with the Narmada river swelling resulting from heavy influx from upstream dams.

The depth of showers decreased in the course of the day, however within the final three days, rain-related accidents claimed 12 lives within the state.

With steady influx of water from upstream dams, primarily the Indira Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, the water stage of the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) on the Narmada has now reached 133 meters in opposition to its prime stage of 138.68 meters, he mentioned.

The state authorities mentioned the water discharge within the Narmada could be curtailed after 10 pm on Tuesday because the outflow from Indira Sagar dam has been decreased from 11.40 lakh cusec to 7.40 lakh cusec.

After a heavy spell for 3 days, the rain took a break on Tuesday with solely mild to average showers recorded in some components of Gujarat. In Uttar Pradesh, as many as 644 villages are affected by floods in 16 districts of the state at the same time as some components of the state acquired mild rain.

According to Relief Commissioner Sanjay Goyal, of the 644 villages affected, 300 are reduce off from different components of the districts, he mentioned.

River Ganga was flowing above the hazard mark in Ballia and river Sharda at Palia Kalan in Lakhimpur Khiri, they added.

Very mild to mild rain occurred at remoted locations over jap Uttar Pradesh, whereas climate was dry over western Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

Rain/thunder bathe may be very possible at many locations over jap a part of the state and at a number of locations over western Uttar Pradesh on September 2, it mentioned.

Rain/thunder bathe may be very possible at few locations within the state and light-weight thunderstorm accompanied with lightning may be very possible at remoted locations over the state on September three and September 4.

Meanwhile, average to heavy rainfall was recorded in a number of components of Rajasthan within the final 24 hours with the utmost rainfall being recorded in Sanchore of Jalore at 7.9 cm.

According to the Meteorological division, heavy rain is prone to happen in Alwar, Bharatpur, Bundi, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Bikaner, Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar districts within the subsequent 24 hours.

The most temperatures in Haryana and Punjab continued to hover near regular limits.

Chandigarh, the frequent capital of the 2 states, recorded a excessive of 33.6 levels Celsius, in response to the Meteorological division right here.

The Met division has forecast “rain or thunder showers at few to many places in” each the states over the following two days. PTI



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