June 29, 2005 14:29 IST
Last Updated: June 29, 2005 14:33 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.
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