Water has entered the district hospital due to heavy rain. Photo/ANI
Water has entered the district hospital due to heavy rain. Photo/ANI

MP: Low-lying areas in Mandsaur district evacuated due to heavy rain

ANI | Updated: Sep 14, 2019 20:11 IST

Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Sept 14 (ANI): Authorities have taken steps to evacuate people living in low lying areas of Mandsaur district, which has been deluged by heavy rains, the district magistrate said on Saturday.
"There is heavy rainfall everywhere in the district. Some villages are being evacuated and rescue teams have been deployed at various places. Police administration is on alert," Manoj Pushp, District Magistrate said.
The district magistrate further said that strict instruction have been given to people not to loiter near river drains and culverts and those doing so will face arrest.
The district has been witnessing incessant rains for the past three days. Water has also entered the Indira Gandhi District Hospital. According to the meteorological department predictions, there is "very low" chance of halt in rainfall during the next few days.
The district has been put in a state of 'high alert' due to the situation. The 19 gates of the Gandhi Sagar dam have been opened to release 4 lakh cusec water.
There is no report of loss of life from anywhere in the district. (ANI)

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