Search:



The Web

Rediff








 Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS to 7333

Home > News > PTI


Heavy rains in Gujarat, over 15,000 evacuted

June 29, 2005 14:29 IST

More than 15,000 people have been evacuated from coastal areas in Gujarat, where five rivers are flowing above the danger mark following heavy rains for the last four days.
 
Thirty people have died in rain-related incidents, sources said.

The district authorities have issued flood alerts in Navsari, Valsad, Surat and Dang districts and several people in flood-prone areas have been evacuated. The army has also been put on standby.

The rivers which are flowing above the danger mark are Auranga, Wanki, Ambika, Kaveri and Kharera rivers in Valsad district of Gujarat.
 
Water Resource Minister Narottam Patel, who is camping in Valsad, described the situation as serious.


7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!


© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments




Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article










Copyright © 2005 rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.