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Gujarat Rains: Over 7000 Relocated In Two Days

More than 7,000 people were shifted to safer places in the past two days in parts of Gujarat due to heavy rain and flooding said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday.

At least three people died and more than 250 people are believed to be stranded according to reports.

Schools in Ahmedabad and Banaskantha will remain closed on Monday because of the continuous rainfall.

The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the districts of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat and Valsad.

Surendranagar, Morbi, Rajkot and Amreli are the worst-affected districts.

More than 250 villages are without electricity.

“Rescue operations have been initiated in the Kalol area of Gandhiangar and Deodar area of Banskantha, as both places received 8 inches of rain in past 24 hours,” Rupani said in a statement.

An IAF helicopter was set out for rescue operations.

It evacuated a woman and her newborn twins and another pregnant woman in Nana Matra village of Rajkot district.

Rupani said 65 roads and 10 state highways have been damaged, and bus and rail services were affected.

“The aircraft landed at Jasdan helipad where they were handed over to the medical team already waiting,” Defence Spokesperson Abhishek Matiman said.

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