7,500 people removed to safer places from flood affected areas: MP Govt.

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Bhopal, July 11 (ANI): With heavy rains lashing Madhya Pradesh, a statement from the state Government has informed that around 7500 people have been rescued from affected areas to safer places. "7,500 people have been rescued so far from affected areas of Madhya Pradesh to safer places. Death toll rises to twenty two due to incessant rains in the state. More than three lakh people affected by the situation," the statement said. "25,000 houses completely damaged, 18,000 partially damaged. 1450 people have been rescued in the past 24 hours," the statement added. The flood situation has deteriorated in Madhya Pradesh' Vidisha city as waters from Betwa river entered in some parts of the city. As per reports, more than 40 villages in Raisen district are on alert due to swollen Narmada. The water released from overflowing Tawa dam in Madhya Pradesh has flooded low lying areas in some areas of Hoshangabad. The normal life has been badly disturbed in Vidisha as Betwa is flowing above danger mark. Flood water has entered in some parts of the city. Essential services like water and power supply have been affected. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued about 150 people from Vrindavan garden last evening who were caught in the flood. More than 1,500 people have been taken to safer places in Vidisha. In Raisen, situation has worsened in areas situated near Narmada as the river is in spate. A school holiday has been announced in Vidisha, Raisen and Bhopal district on Monday as a precautionary measure. (ANI)