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Heavy Rainfall in Gujarat: Rail traffic hit, 5 trains cancelled

Heavy rainfall across Gujarat over the last two days has affected railway traffic with as many as five trains being cancelled, seven rescheduled and 13 diverted.

Following heavy showers, 638 people from Siddhpur in Patan district were evacuated on Sunday by the revenue department and the nagarpalika.

The state received 37.67 mm rain in 24 hours.

This monsoon, the state has already received 181.85 mm or 22.45 per cent of the average rainfall of the season.

In the first two days of July, 55.55 mm rainfall has been recorded against 126.30 mm in June.

Heavy rain caused breaches in rail track and soil erosion at different places caused major disruption in train movement.

Ahmedabad division PRO Pradeep Sharma said that restoration work has been completed.



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